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Will Hunt: “Synthesis has done is broadened our horizons, but I’m excited about is the next one”

Will Hunt

“When I’ve gone into all these different projects, I’ve always tried to be the chameleon. I feel like… I’ve actually conformed to the music,” Evanescence‘s longest standing drummer Will Hunt admits, struggling for the right phrase. “Whereas in Evanescence, I’m encouraged to be myself, and be okay with that.” 

He’s talking from the perspective of having played with bands from Black Label Society, to Device and Crossfade. But by the time he joined the group – fronted by iconic vocalist Amy Lee and formed back in 1995 – for third album Evanescence, he was ready to dive into the inherent challenges: complex rhythms, classically-based composition, and Lee’s penchant for originality.

The band’s latest release Synthesis from November, a masterpiece re-configuration of past classics with orchestral and electronic composition, is no different.

Ahead of the quintet’s nearly sold-out Australian tour in four days, Hunt sat down to chat about being thrown into the deep end with these orchestral shows, relating to rhythm guitarist Jen Majura‘s initial struggles after joining in 2015, and embracing his imperfections.

Amy’s described getting to play the Opera House as a dream come true for her. Do you feel the same way?

“It doesn’t matter if you’re from Australia, if you’ve ever been there or it’s something you’ve seen in person. I think as a musician and performer… Even in America, I grew up seeing pictures of that place and knew what it was from a very young age. I remember being in Australia back in 2012, and we were staying across the street from there [the Opera House]… I saw it and was just like, ‘Wow, man! What an incredible-looking building’. 

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‘Blind’ Soundtrack: Score by Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer out January 26


Lakeshore Records will release the soundtrack to Blind, available digitally on Friday, January 26.

The album features music and performances by Amy Lee(Evanescence), Dave EggarSasha LazardChuck PalmerPhillip PhillipsAnn Hampton CallawayCindy MorganEverett BradleyJohnny FarroJake Baine, and Matt Rocker and the Constituents.

Soundtrack produced by Sasha Lazard with Dave EggarChuck Palmer, Michael Mailer and Al Risi.  See track list below.

Vertical Entertainment presents BLIND, available now on VOD (rent it on iTunes or Amazon).

About Blind
A long-ago car crash that killed his wife and left him unable to see still exacts an emotional toll on Bill Oakland (Alec Baldwin). He was a hugely successful novelist, but stopped writing after the accident. Suzanne Dutchman (Demi Moore) is found guilty by association when her husband is indicted for insider trading. She is sentenced to three years community service and assigned to help Bill. Their worlds intertwine and a passionate love affair ensues. Then Suzanne’s husband is unexpectedly acquitted and she is forced to choose between the man she loves and the man she married.

Blind – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

  1. Blind Opening Theme – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  2. Bird in A Cage – Sasha Lazard and Jake Baine
  3. Bill’s Wife Theme (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  4. Mark’s theme (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  5. Pourquoi – Ann Hampton Callaway
  6. Dream of Ice (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  7. Through Your Eyes – Amy Lee
  8. Shaving (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  9. Honeypot (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  10. The Sexiest Mistake – Sasha Lazard
  11. First Kiss (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  12. Just a Little Love, A Little Kiss – Johnny Farro
  13. Beacon for the Blind (Score Cue) – Amy Lee, Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer
  14. The Final Leap – Amy Lee
  15. Lumiere Remix – Sasha Lazard
  16. Without You – Matt Rocker and the Constituents

Buy and stream the album iTunes, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Spotify

Source: Film Music Daily

Preview of Live Synthesis DVD


A small preview of the Live Synthesis DVD can be seen in this promotional video of the shows in Australia.

We can also see Amy Lee promoting the shows in this video from TEG Live Facebook page.

Evanescence News: Episode 5 and 6 – “Track by Track” (CC English)


In these two new episodes of “Evanescence News” we talk again about Track by Track by Amy Lee. This time is the opportunity for the songs “Bring Me To Life”, “Unraveling”, “Lacrymosa” and “The End Of The Dream”.

Watch it (english and portuguese subtitles can be activated), share it and don’t forget to subscribe 

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Lovely Amy
Evanescence Channel

Amy Lee: How to play “Your Star” by Evanescence on CBC Music

Amy Lee - How to Play "Your Star"

Ever wish you could play the piano like Evanescence’s Amy Lee?

WATCH Amy break down her piano skills by showing us how to play “Your Star”. You can catch this version of the song live during Evanescence‘s current Synthesis tour.

Source: CBC Music on YouTube

Evanescence News: Episode 3 and 4 – “Track by Track” (CC English & Portuguese)

Evanescence News - Track by Track
Welcome to a new episode of “Evanescence News” where the band will present the songs of their new project “Synthesis” which we will call it: Track by Track by Amy Lee.

Watch it (english and portuguese subtitles can be activated), share it and don’t forget to subscribe 

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Lovely Amy
Evanescence Channel

Amy Lee on Lean Forward Podcast Episode

Amy Lee

Amy Lee of Evanescence has sold over 20 million albums worldwide, sells out arenas throughout the world, and has had radio hit after hit in multiple countries, and for some reason decided to sit down with Jay and Jacob to chat about it all. In Episode 15, the fellas dig deep with Amy about all things music including working on her new album “Synthesis” (which debuted at number 8 on the Billboard 20 charts) with David Campbell (Beck’s dad). Post-show, she also sent along her own quick hits with descriptions of why she likes the tunes she picked. And Jay & Jacob included their own Best of 2017 playlists.

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Amy Lee on HoHo Show: “Is so healing in my heart travel with my family”

Amy Lee on Ho Ho Show

Evanescence singer Amy Lee caught up with Donny Fandango ahead of their SOLD OUT HoHo Show at Peabody Opera House on Sunday (December 3). She spoke about how the reimagining of Synthesis came to be, including the idea of playing with a full orchestra, playing beautiful theatres while wearing “fancy clothes”, how playing in this type of busy, high-level orchestral atmosphere forces her to focus and “step up” and much more.

Amy Lee on Ho Ho Show

“[The song] ‘Hi-Lo’ we’ve had in the bank for a long time,” Amy said (see video below). “I wasn’t quite finished [writing it before], but it’s just a song that never fit anywhere that I’ve been holding on to and waiting to find its right home for 10 years. So it’s this weird thing that I feel very close to already that I’ve had to listen to with my family and my friends to now finish it out and have the orchestra on it. That’s what it needed — it needed that beautiful, luscious emotion that [longtime collaborator, orchestra arranger and composer] David Campbell put on there. But I wrote that song with our producer on this album, the guy that did all the programming, Will [Hunt, not to be confused with Evanescence‘s drummer, also named Will Hunt]. It was our first collaboration together 10 years ago. And the other one, ‘Imperfection’, is brand new. We just wrote it this year. And it was very collaborative between Will, again, and also David Campbell, the arranger. He’s done all the string arranging for Evanescence for all of our albums, but this one… We went in [and said], ‘Let’s go in and go really deep and rip [the songs] apart and elevate ’em to another place together and make something new.’ So for all of it, and the new [song] included, he was a real part of what laid the foundation of what was gonna happen. So it gave the music and the writing and everything a chance to grow in some different directions.”

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Evanescence played Synthesis version of “Weight Of The World”


Photo by Andy Argyrakis

In the show last night (30/11), which took place at the Chicago Theater in Chicago, Illinois Evanescence played for the first time “Weight Of The World” song that is part of the album “The Open Door”, in a version in the style of the album Synthesis.

Watch the performance here:

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Amy Lee on Being a Woman in Music: ‘I Have Fought So Many Fights’


The Evanescence leader discusses her band’s ‘Synthesis album, and the inspiration behind single “Imperfection.”

Thirty years ago, when metal and hard rock ruled the airwaves, the genre had few female artists in the spotlight. During the ’90s, female-fronted bands like Lacuna Coil, Arch EnemyWithin Temptation and Nightwish started building their careers, but no woman in the scene achieved significant mainstream crossover success.

Then in 2003, Evanescence released its major-label debut, Fallen. Breakout track “Bring Me to Life” introduced the Arkansas quintet’s sound: singer-pianist Amy Lee’s siren vocals paired with crunchy guitars and gothic-flavored atmospheres. To date, the album has sold 8 million copies in the United States alone, according to Nielsen Music.

Lee’s success expanded the opportunities for other rock acts featuring women, and since then, groups like ParamoreThe Pretty Reckless and Halestorm have made their mark. Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen, who cites Evanescence as being her first concert when she was about 10 years old, considers Lee an innovator. Continue reading

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