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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.

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[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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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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Amy Lee: Bring Me the Horizon Helped Me When I Was Feeling Stuck

Jueves, Oct 29, 2020
Amy Lee: Bring Me the Horizon Helped Me When I Was Feeling Stuck

If there’s one good thing that’s come out of the worldwide lockdown, it’s collaborations between artists who finally had the time to work with each other. Evanescence’s Amy Lee is featured on an upcoming Bring Me the Horizon song, and she told us that it helped pull her out of a moment where she felt “stuck.”

In a new interview, Lee admitted she had been feeling frustrated prior to being approached with the song. She was busy in the studio often and felt she didn’t have time to do any collaborations, but she couldn’t resist the opportunity to be a part of the track after she heard it. It’s the final number on Bring Me’s upcoming album, and it’s called “One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death.”

“It’s so good, I love it so much,” Lee teased. “It just made me instantly really happy. I knew I had to just stop what I was doing and pour into it for a minute.”

The process took a week for the Evanescence vocalist, and the experience was quite unique as Bring Me the Horizon are located in the U.K. She and Oli Sykes guided each other vocally over the phone as they discussed their idea for what they wanted it to sound like, and the time difference allowed for feedback to be traded fairly quickly.

“It was just a really fun escape from that little stuck moment that I was in, and it inspired me,” the singer reflected. “It helped me feel, I don’t know… beautiful. The song is beautiful.”

“That song is always gonna have a special place in my heart because I felt like, in a moment as an artist when I was stuck, another artist came along and helped me,” she concluded.

BMTH’s new album Post Human: Survival Horror will be out Friday, Oct. 30, and also features collaborations with BabymetalYungblud and the Nova Twins. Pre-order it here.

Stay tuned for our full interview with Amy Lee, which is coming soon.

Source: Loudwire

Evanescence did something they’ve never done before with “Use My Voice”

Jueves, Oct 29, 2020
Evanescence did something they’ve never done before with “Use My Voice”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee is going beyond music with the group’s latest single, “Use My Voice.”

With 17 years under their belts since their debut album, Fallen, invaded prom nights and every rock radio station across America, Evanescence have homed in on creating a hybrid of rock ’n’ roll and symphony. With powerhouse vocalist Amy Lee at the helm, the group have amassed an enormously dedicated fanbase across their four full-lengths. But after nearly two decades together, Lee did something musically she had never done before. For the first time in 2020, she released a socially charged track.

Several years into the writing process of “Use My Voice,” Lee determined she’d finally had enough and dedicated the group’s latest single to provoke people to stand up and fight for what’s right. Despite the pandemic delaying the track, Evanescence teamed up with HeadCount on the release of “Use My Voice” to promote voter registration and turnout for the upcoming Nov. 3 presidential election. As the election approaches, you can confirm that you are registered to vote and find out information from HeadCount and Evanescence’s partnership website.

Lee spoke candidly to Alternative Press on writing a social awareness track for the first time in her life, why she was inspired to do it and the crucial importance of voting this year. She even made sure to vote early—that’s how much this means to her.

“Use My Voice” will be featured on Evanescence’s fifth album, The Bitter Truth. But this is the first track you’ve released that promotes social awareness. After all of these years being in Evanescence, why was it so crucial for you to release this track now and promote this message?

Much earlier this year, I finally got to a place where enough was enough. I have rules for myself that I follow. But then, when the time is right, you have to be able and willing to break your own rules when it’s the right thing to do. And never saying a word about anything political, it’s just always been my thing.

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