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Amy Lee’s mission to keep democracy from ‘Going Under’

Lunes, Nov 2, 2020
Amy Lee’s mission to keep democracy from ‘Going Under’

MSNBC’s “American Voices” host Alicia Menendez speaks with Evanescence lead singer and frontwoman Amy Lee about her last minute push to get Americans to the polls. And why she decided to wait nearly two decades to use her massive platform to take a political stand.

Source: MSNBC

[Revolver Magazine] Amy Lee de Evanescence Acerca de Sacar La Voz, Enfrentar La Tragedia y Dejar Que “El Arte Conduzca”

Sábado, Oct 31, 2020
[Revolver Magazine] Amy Lee de Evanescence Acerca de Sacar La Voz, Enfrentar La Tragedia y Dejar Que “El Arte Conduzca”

Si Amy Lee no hubiera hablado, estaría en un lugar muy diferente en este momento. En su carrera de casi dos décadas como líder de Evanescence y una de las mejores vocalistas del rock, se ha enfrentado a una serie de batallas familiares. Desde el día en que emergió, cayendo de un bloque de apartamentos, rogando por ser devuelta a la vida, tuvo que luchar contra las personas en el poder que han tratado de reprimir su voz.Ya sea desde la prensa musical de la vieja escuela, que intentó reducirla a una caricatura bidimensional; 50 Cent, quien intentó interrumpir su discurso de aceptación en los premios Grammy del  2003; o su antiguo sello discográfico, que supuestamente intentó controlarla a ella y a su trabajo (antes de que lo dejará en 2014), Lee no ha tenido miedo de usar su voz y sacar a la luz las iniquidades que ha enfrentado.

Hasta ahora, la composición de Lee ha sido en gran medida orientada hacia el interior, hacia el drama y el dolor personal, en lugar de las tensiones del mundo fuera de ella. En 2020, todo eso cambió. Por primera vez en su carrera, y después de casi una década desde el último álbum de material original de Evanescence, Amy ha usado su voz para el bien político. Mientras revela gradualmente las canciones de su cuarto LP de estudio, The Bitter Truth, Lee se ha convertido en portavoz de la organización no partidista Headcount, que promueve un sitio web fácil de usar en el que las personas pueden registrarse para votar en solo minutos. El último sencillo de la banda, “Use My Voice“, es un grito de guerra por la unidad como también es la canción oficial de la campaña Headcount 2020. Con las voces invitadas exclusivamente femeninas de Lzzy Hale de Halestorm, Taylor Momsen de Pretty Reckless, Sharon Den Adel de Within Temptations, así como amigos y familiares, Lee está animando a los fans a cantar con ella, dar un paso adelante, ser escuchado y ayudar a desarmar el mundo.

Revolver habló con Lee sobre el próximo álbum, por qué votar es la mejor manera de usar su voz y la experiencia de ver crecer a su hijo después de la trágica muerte de su hermano.

Primero que todo, ¿The Bitter Truth tiene fecha de lanzamiento?

 No. He estado viendo esto de manera diferente, ya que lanzamos singles cada dos meses. Queríamos hacer eso desde el principio, pero ahora estamos en una situación diferente en la que tenemos que hacer eso. Quiero vivir más en el momento con nuestra música, en lugar de terminar todas las canciones por completo, luego ir a un estudio y tocarlas todas a la vez. Decidimos hacer esto cuando pudimos, y realmente tirar las cosas y colocarlas sobre la marcha. Como todavía estamos creando el final, y estamos llegando al final, hasta que todo esté completamente terminado, no quiero hacer un anuncio de la fecha de lanzamiento. Sin embargo, no estamos lejos.

¿Cómo sabrás cuando llegues al final?

Todavía estoy escribiendo algunas letras. Eso es lo único que no puedo controlar. Podemos establecer un montón de capas musicales, pero cuando se trata de pensar en las palabras para decir lo que estoy tratando de decir, ese puede ser un proceso más difícil. Me quedan dos canciones para las que estoy terminando la letra. Una vez hecho esto, creo que vamos a despegar.

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Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes clarifies comments after saying band was sued by Evanescence

Sábado, Oct 31, 2020
Bring Me the Horizon’s Oli Sykes clarifies comments after saying band was sued by Evanescence

Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes has shared a clarification after saying Evanescence had sued the U.K. band over their song “Nihilist Blues.”

In an interview with NME about Horizon’s just-released collaboration with frontwoman Amy Lee, Sykes said, “The weird thing about Evanescence is that we got sued by them on our last record [2019’s Amo].

“On ‘Nihilist Blues,’ we ripped off one of their verses,” he added. “It was subconscious, but when it happened we were like, ‘We’re not even going to argue.'”

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Bring Me the Horizon premieres “One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death” Amy Lee collaboration from new “Post Human: Survival Horror” EP

Sábado, Oct 31, 2020
Bring Me the Horizon premieres “One Day The Only Butterflies Left Will Be In Your Chest As You March Towards Your Death” Amy Lee collaboration from new “Post Human: Survival Horror” EP

Bring Me the Horizon‘s new EP Post Human: Survival Horror is out today, it includes the U.K. outfit’s much anticipated collaboration with Evanescence‘s Amy Lee.

The track’s title, which requires an Amy Lee-level lung capacity just to say out loud, is “One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death.” It’s a haunting ballad the shows off the emotion of both Lee and Horizon frontman Oli Sykes‘ vocals.

And in case you thought Horizon was being deliberately obtuse with the song’s name, the butterflies in your chest and the marching towards your death is mentioned not once, but twice in the lyrics.

You can listen to “Butterflies,” along with the rest of Post Human: Survival Horror, now via digital platforms. The nine track collection also includes the Yungblud collaboration “Obey,” as well as guest spots by BABYMETAL and Nova Twins.

Post Human: Survival Horror is the first entry in Bring Me the Horizon’s Post Human EP series.

Source: ABC News Radio

Amy Lee: Society Needs to Understand ‘It’s Okay to Have Differences’

Jueves, Oct 29, 2020
Amy Lee: Society Needs to Understand ‘It’s Okay to Have Differences’

This year has truly pushed a lot of people outside of their own personal boundaries — including Evanescence’s Amy Lee, who had always kept quiet about her opinions until recently. Although she’s decided to start being vocal about her perspectives, she understands that not everyone will share the same sentiments, and thinks that the rest of society needs to be okay with that as well.

“This is a country at war with itself, and I hate that,” the singer told us in a new interview. “I don’t want to add to the madness, I don’t wanna be in there screaming. I don’t think screaming your opinions from on top of a building is actually going to change anybody’s mind.”

“For me, I just finally got to a point where it’s right and wrong, and there’s a lot at stake — so much at stake, lives are at stake. People are dying,” she added.

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Evanescence’s Amy Lee On Using Her Voice To Get Out The Vote

Jueves, Oct 29, 2020
Evanescence’s Amy Lee On Using Her Voice To Get Out The Vote

Nonpartisan voter organization HeadCount just hit a major milestone by registering over 1 million voters since it was founded in 2004. Although the organization may be best known for registering voters at concerts and music festivals, HeadCount has shifted to a mostly digital approach during the COVID-19 pandemic and managed to register more than 425,000 during the 2020 election cycle – nearly half of its total voters. One of the artists helping get out the vote is Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee, the music spokeswoman this fall for HeadCount.
The anthem “Use My Voice,” Evanescence’s latest single from its upcoming album The Bitter Truth, is featured as the inspiring soundtrack behind HeadCount’s voter engagement campaign, with a joint website UseMyVoice.org set up for voters to easily register, check their registration and request information about candidates. Fans who register or check their registration via the site will receive a ticket for a special virtual performance from the band. Pollstar checked in with Lee to learn more. 

“Use My Voice” is the band’s first social-message song. Why was it the right time to release a song like this?

Wow, there’s so many reasons. This song has been a long time coming and as much as is about and needs to be about this very moment, the writing for it started a couple years back. The first thing that inspired me was this incredible impact statement that Chanel Miller read at the end of a court case. She’s a sexual assault survivor and it was such an empowering thing to hear her use her voice. At the end of this long, just degrading, humiliating trial, she simply spoke her truth from the heart. No tricks, no loopholes and no legal speak – just the real truth. I had tears streaming down my face reading what she read straight to her attacker. Right after reading it that day I sat down and started writing the beginning of that song. That experience and that feeling really resonated with me, things that I’ve been through. 
But also, watching the world around us, watching what’s happening in our country, our government, and feeling more and more how powerful it can be when we all use our voices – that’s something that is so important for me right now. I think it’s so important for all of us right now, not just in America, but in the world. I think that democracy is being attacked. As much as all we want to do is scream … that’s not going to fix it. What’s really going to fix it is if all vote; that’s the only way. The beauty of our country is that we’re all different. We all need to have all of our voices heard, not just me, not just my opinion, not just my experience, but all of us together. We need to be able to be different but still have a conversation and still be united and still work together. 

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