Amy Lee in TeamRock interview: “Being a female in the music industry a lot of the time means being overly sexualised”

Evanescence

In a new interview with Amy Lee for TeamRock she talks about growing up, being cool, and sexuality in music. Check it out:

Synthesis revisits the old songs. Do you remember how it felt to be twenty years old and working on Fallen?

Unfortunately yes [laughs]. How would I describe myself back then? Wide-eyed, full of huge dreams, fairly insecure. But I think that’s pretty common. When we’re young we feel like we’re the only ones that kinda hate ourselves. I remember struggling with feeling like I didn’t deserve to be where I was. So definitely an emotional, hormonal moment. I still have a lot of big feelings, but it seems like the whole world is falling down around you sometimes when you’re a kid.

Didn’t being hugely successful make the problems go away?

No! Having lots of people all over the world touched by our music was a dream come true. But to have thousands, even millions, of people feel like they know you in an intimate way, it was difficult. I’m at a place in my life now where I think I’m pretty good at dealing with it. That whole thing, it’s not so scary any more. But it was scary in the beginning, for sure.

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Amy Lee in Music Week Interview: “You can’t even talk about record sales any more, it doesn’t mean anything”

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Amy Lee spoke with Music Week about the music industry and Synthesis. Read what she said:

In the new issue of Music Week, we speak to Amy Lee about the return of multi-million selling rock phenomenon Evanescence and their highly-anticipated new album, Synthesis. Only their fourth studio release in 14 years, the record sees Evanescence – completed by bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt and guitarists Troy McLawhorn and Jen Majura – present new material alongside re-recordings of some of their most defining songs, all with orchestral accompaniment.

Lee told Music Week that while Synthesis explores the group’s latent orchestral potential with long-term collaborator David Campbell, it was also a chance to show how far their musical skills have developed.

“There’s a lot of musical skill that I personally didn’t have,” said Lee. “When we were writing Bring Me To Life I was 19! So just the musical ability that I had when I was 19 as a writer, as a singer, as an everything, I can do all that stuff better now because we’ve had all this time and experience. In addition, living inside those songs live for all these years, it just forever gives you ideas.”

Lee also opened up about the prospect of following the blockbusting success of her past, with Evanescence’s 2003 debut selling 1,324,026 copies to date in the UK according to Official Charts Company data.

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Sonic Seducer Magazine interview Amy Lee about Synthesis

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Today Sonic Seducer Magazine released a video interview with Amy Lee talking about the new Evanescence album “Synthesis”. The full story is coming in the Sonic Seducer issue from November.

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Tele13: “La mala suerte de Amy Lee de Evanescence: Ganó millonaria demanda, pero su dinero se esfumó”

La artista ganó una demanda por un millón de dólares. Sin embargo, asuntos legales le impedirán disfrutar la totalidad de su dinero.

Amy Lee

La vocalista de Evanescence, Amy Lee ganó una millonaria demanda. Sin embargo, existe una razón por la cual no se puede celebrar.

En primer lugar, la empresa 110 Management Inc demandó a la cantante por un millón y medio de dólares por comisiones y tarifas no pagadas. Luego 110 Management bajó su monto a 335 mil dólares. Finalmente el juez dictaminó que Amy solo debía cinco mil dólares.

Sin embargo, luego de eso Amy Lee demandó a la empresa para que pagaran los servicios de su abogado durante el proceso judicial. El juez estuvo de acuerdo con la artista y le concedió la demanda por un millón de dólares, cuenta TMZ.

Lo curioso está en que de ese millón, 885 mil dólares son para pagar los honorarios del abogado, 72 mil en un testigo experto y otros costos administrativos, por lo que la artista solo podrá disfrutar 43 mil dólares.

Fuente: Tele13

TMZ: “Evanescence singer Amy Lee recovers $1 million in lawsuit”

EVANESCENCE SINGER AMY LEE SCORES $1 MILLION PAYDAY IN LAWSUIT But There’s a HUGE Catch

Amy Lee

Evanescence singer Amy Lee just scored ONE MILLION BUCKS in a lawsuit … but there’s a catch.

First, the backstory: 110 Management Inc. sued Amy last year for unpaid commissions and fees. 110 originally sought $1.5 mil from the singer, and eventually lowered the demand to $335k. An arbitrator finally ruled the management co. was only owed only $4,863.66.

Fast-forward to 2017 … Amy fought to get 110 to pay her lawyer fees for drawn out legal battle.

The judge agreed she got screwed, and awarded Amy $1,036,773.68 … but that’s all going to her legal expenses — $885k in attorney fees, $72k in an expert witness and other administrative costs.

So … congrats?

Source: TMZ

Inside Synthesis: Episode 4 – Lindsey Stirling in new track “Hi-Lo”

Lindsey Stirling

In a new episode of “Inside Synthesis”, where Evanescence shows us how the new album was made, we can see the famous violinist Lindsey Stirling participate in one of the two new Synthesis songs, “Hi-Lo”.

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Rolling Stone Mexico: Evanescence compartió el video de “Imperfection”

El tema formará parte de su próxima producción discográfica titulada ‘Synthesis’.

Imperfection

Evanescence estrenó el video “Imperfection“, canción que forma parte de su próximo material discográfico Synthesis. El videoclip fue dirigido por Paul R. Brown y filmado en la cuidad de Los Ángeles.

“Para mí, esta es la canción más importante del álbum. Tuve problemas con la letra durante mucho tiempo porque había toda una vida de trabajo con gran calidad anteriormente y no estaba segura qué hacer para que fuera lo suficientemente buena”, mencionó Amy Lee.

El clip tiene como protagonista a una niña que está conmocionada después de vivir una tragedia personal. Después de dos minutos de agitar las cuerdas, el video se llena de visuales teñidos de rojo, mismos que se yuxtaponen entre imágenes de Amy Lee, figuras geométricas y algunos elementos como el fuego y el agua.

Imperfection

Cuando se le preguntó sobre la inspiración detrás de este tema Lee comentó: “Es para todas las personas que hemos perdido y todas esas personas que podríamos perder. Por todas esas personas que piensan en el suicidio y que sufren de depresión.”

Synthesis se estrenará el próximo 10 de noviembre.

Mira a continuación el video de “Imperfection”:

Fuente: Rolling Stone Mexico.

New promotional picture from Synthesis Photoshoot!

We had access to a new picture from the band in the Synthesis promotional photoshoot which was taken by photographer P. R. Brown. It seems to be part of the content of the artwork from the new album as well.

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Photo by P. R. Brown

Photo by P. R. Brown

New music video for “Imperfection” is released!

Imperfection

Exclusively the UK site NME released the video for new Evanescence’s single “Imperfection”. They also spoke with singer Amy Lee about the concept behind the first single from album Synthesis where she said, “It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression”.

Evanescence unveil emotional video for new single ‘Imperfection’

Evanescence's Amy Lee. Credit: Press

Evanescence’s Amy Lee. Credit: Press

“It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression”

Evanescence have unveiled the fittingly dramatic new video for their latest single ‘Imperfection’. See it first on NME below.

The track is the lead single and one of the new songs from album ‘Synthesis’ – a reworking of some of the band’s best-loved tracks performed with a full orchestra and electronic elements. ‘Imperfection’, is an emotional moment dealing with suicide and depression.

“For me, this is the most important song on the album,” singer Amy Lee said of ‘Imperfection’. “I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice.

“It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences.”

She added: “Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”

Source: NME

Amy Lee and video director, also creator behind the art from Synthesis album P.R. Brown posted on Instagram some “sneak peak” days before the release.

Amy Lee on Instagram

Amy Lee on Instagram: “Just saw the final edit of the Imperfection video… I’m beside myself, you’re gonna love it. (When? SOOOOOONN!!!) 😜 but seriously, very soon. #synthesis #imperfection @baudarmutt This is on another level, Paul!”

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