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Amy Lee on Metal Hammer: “I need to step away and not feel like a ‘rockstar’ any more”

Photo by P. R. Brown

Photo by P. R. Brown

When Evanescence unleashed Fallen in 2003, they inspired a generation. But for Amy Lee, it was the start of a decade-long struggle to control her own destiny

Amy Lee is in a playful mood. Despite talking to press all day, the Evanescence singer and gothic rock superstar is warm and chatty, anticipating our next question with a, “C’mon, what you got, whatcha got?” and giggling. “You’re my last in a looong block of interviews,” she tells us in her throaty, sing-song voice before we begin – but to her credit, it’s clear that when it comes to talking about Evanescence, she’s so fiercely proud of her band that she relishes the chance to set a few things straight.

Over 22 years, Evanescence have continued to defy expectation. From their humble, teenage beginnings in the 90s to the overwhelming breakthrough of Bring Me To Life, the song that became ubiquitous on every music channel for its iconic depiction of Amy Lee as a kind of gothic Rapunzel, to their new record Synthesis, an orchestral retrospective of their career, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Yes, with just three studio albums in 20 years, they’ve appeared to have some long breaks, but Amy is adamant that it’s all part of a process that’s allowed the band to continue.
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Amy Lee in Forbes interview: ‘I think this is just a really cool moment in time’

Evanescence at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania Photo by Brian Hineline

Evanescence at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Photo by Brian Hineline

It’s the day after Halloween and Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee is in between shows during possibly the band’s most ambitious tour to date. Out in support of their new Synthesis album, a collection that finds the group reworking signature songs like “Bring Me To Life” and “My Immortal” into orchestral versions, the band is playing on a nightly basis during the limited tour with orchestras.

Lee has also her three-year-old son Jack and husband Josh Hartzler on tour with her. It’s a lot to balance, as she says, “I feel like I’m the busiest I’ve ever been.” But it’s also clear talking to her it’s one of the most gratifying times in her life.

The ease and calmness in her voice as she talks about perspective and the joy she found at being on stage but still having Josh being able to take Jack trick or treating in the arena is very clear. It’s a prosperous and creative time for Lee and Evanescence.

Even she is not sure where this orchestral period will lead for the band. But as she also tells me, “I’m absolutely positive I’m gonna remember these performances and this very special experience for the rest of my life.”

Steve Baltin: How was your Halloween?

Amy Lee: I didn’t dress up, I was on stage. I was working, but I love my job so it was good. Jack, my son, is three and he and my husband Josh are actually out on the tour with me, so they dressed up. And we did go around to band and crew right before the show and all put candy in all their pockets and asked them for candy, which was very cute, funny and different. But he had a blast. Halloween was always my favorite holiday in a lot of ways, so I felt happy again cause I wasn’t expecting to be able to celebrate at all. But it kind of all came together. Thank god for three A.M. Walmart runs to find last-minute costumes.

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Inside Synthesis: Episode 5 – Amy Lee’s Steinway & Sons piano

Inside Synthesis - Episode 5

In the final episode of “Inside Synthesis”, peek into the process of making Amy Lee’s Steinway & Sons piano.

Synthesis is available now! http://smarturl.it/Synthesis

Synthesis is out now everywhere!

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New Evanescence album, Synthesis, is available everywhere now! http://smarturl.it/Synthesis

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Get Synthesis here:

iTunes: Buy
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Amazon: Buy
Google Play: Buy
Official Store: Buy
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New Synthesis Live photos!

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Mahalia Jackson Theatre, New Orleans, Louisiana • 23/10/2017
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Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, Tennessee • 25/10/2017
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Ovens Auditorium, Charlotte, North Carolina • 28/10/2017
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Evanescence News: Episode 1 – “Synthesis Album” (CC Spanish)

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In this first episode we talk about Evanescence new album Synthesis reviewing the idea behind this, the tracklist, the singles have been released and the live experience of the album.

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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

Amy Lee - Sonic Seducer Magazine

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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New photos from Synthesis photoshoot

Photo by P. R. Brown

Photo by P. R. Brown

New photos from Synthesis photoshoot were added to the gallery!.

Photoshoots > Photoshoots 2017 > Session #01

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

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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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