NEWS.COM.AU: Evanescence have removed the “compromise” rap from biggest hit

Amy Lee of US band Evanescence is touring Australia — with a full orchestra — next year. Picture: Sony Source: Supplied

Amy Lee of US band Evanescence is touring Australia — with a full orchestra — next year. Picture: Sony Source: Supplied

Re-recording their biggest hits with an orchestra means Evanescence’s Amy Lee has been able to remove *that* rap from Bring Me to Life

EVANESCENCE’S Amy Lee is rewriting history on the band’s new album.

Their fourth release Synthesis is the opposite of an unplugged effort — rather Lee has re-recorded the band’s old material an even more dramatic and bombastic manner, with a full orchestra and heavy electronics.

That includes their breakthrough 2003 hit Bring Me To Life. And there’s something missing from the version you know — that rap, by guest vocalist Paul McCoy.

“God bless the rap, it’s part of what got us on the radio I guess,” Lee says. “At least according to all the rules of radio that I don’t agree with or understand. The rap wasn’t part of our original idea or sound, it was a compromise in many ways. So to be able to go back to the original vision for the song was great.”

Here’s Evanescence looking moody, with singer Amy Lee far left. Picture: Sony Music Source: Supplied

Here’s Evanescence looking moody, with singer Amy Lee far left. Picture: Sony Music Source: Supplied

It’s not uncommon for an artist to go back and record their songs — Lee embraced being to able to revisit the band’s signature hit after performing it live at every concert they’ve played since it was release.

“The recording of a song that ends being the one you hear the most through history is usually when the song was just freshly written. You’re still learning it yourself and getting used to what the notes are and how the parts go. That’s true for Bring Me to Life for sure. After doing it live for so long there’s different vocal choices I’ve made and different things we got to use in this version.”

And no rap.

“I forget the rap’s there now to be honest,” Lee says. “At the time it was a big issue, it was our first single. I wanted people to understand who we were. That’s a struggle you always fight as an artist. If we only had the one hit, if no one ever heard from us again then nobody would understand who we were. We’ve made it past that point so the rap doesn’t make me angry any more. I’m so glad to put a new version out there without the rap though.”

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Pre-order Evanescence’s new album Synthesis now!

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Evanescence anuncia gira de Synthesis

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A través de Facebook y el sitio oficial fue anunciado el tour y álbum de Synthesis, que recorrerá US este Otoño junto al arreglista David Campbell y productor Will (Science) Hunt.
Ya se ha revelado que el álbum será lanzado el próximo 10 de Noviembre!.
A continuación el comunicado y video oficial anunciando la gira.

Nuevo álbum ‘Synthesis’ este otoño y gira en vivo de ‘Synthesis’

Evanescence regresa este otoño con Synthesis, su cuarto disco de estudio, programado para su lanzamiento en Otoño del 2017. El grupo hoy, 14 de Agosto, anunció la gira ‘Synthesis’ en vivo la que se lanzará este otoño comenzando el 14 de Octubre en la costa oeste. Tal como el disco, ‘Synthesis en vivo’ tendrá un re-imaginario de algunas de las canciones más amadas de Evanescence con la luz de una orquesta completa, electrónicas combinadas con la banda y el piano virtuoso y voz de Amy Lee.

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Amy Lee anuncia el nuevo proyecto de Evanescence

Amy Lee anuncia el nuevo proyecto de Evanescence

Amy Lee anunció el pasado miércoles (10 de Mayo)  a través del facebook oficial de Evanescence el nuevo “proyecto” que se traducirá en un nuevo álbum llamado “Synthesis”.

El nuevo paso que dará la banda mezcla orquesta y sonidos electrónicos, “Este álbum trata sobre la orquesta y la electrónica. Estamos tomando nuestra música, dejando de lado las grandes guitarras distorsionadas, las baterías de rock y reemplazándolos por una orquestación completa y un mundo completamente sintético de ritmos y sonidos”.

Synthesis, además contara con la colaboración de David Campbell, el arreglista que ha trabajado con la banda en sus tres álbumes y que ayudara a escoger las canciones del catalogo de la agrupación. Agregando a esta nueva vuelta de tuerca, se incluirán dos nuevas canciones que se sumaran al compilado que formara el nuevo álbum.

Amy Lee, finaliza el anuncio indicando que este nuevo álbum además tendrá una gira con la orquesta completa, y que tendrá ambos disco y tour, lugar en Otoño (de US).

Aquí puedes ver el anuncio completo con subtitulos en español.