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Amy Lee in Songwriter Universe

Martes, Sep 15, 2020
Amy Lee in Songwriter Universe

Interview by Dale Kawashima

Amy Lee has been the lead singer & main songwriter of rock band Evanescence since its inception. The band first broke through in 2003 with their multi-platinum debut album Fallen, and they subsequently won Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance. Evanescence has also had the worldwide hits “Bring Me to Life,” “My Immortal” and “Call Me When You’re Sober.”

Since then, the band has released three more albums (The Open DoorEvanescence and Synthesis), but it’s been nine years since they released an album of all new material. This is about to change, because Evanescence is getting ready to release an album of new songs, called The Bitter Truth.

Here’s an excerpt of our interview with Amy Lee of Evanescence, who explains what inspired her to write the band’s new anthem, “Use My Voice.”

We are pleased to do this new Q&A interview with Amy Lee of Evanescence. She discussed the making of the band’s new album The Bitter Truth, and what inspired her to write their excellent new song, “Use My Voice.”

DK: I like the three new songs you’ve released from your upcoming album, The Bitter Truth. Can you talk about the making of this album?

Amy Lee: This has been a different process for us. Even pre-pandemic, I wanted to do this in a different way. Instead of getting all of our songs written and ready to go, and then going in the studio and recording it the traditional way all at once, I had been enjoying the way that we’ve structured our schedule the past couple of years, in that we just keep breaking things up. We would go on tour for about six weeks, and then come off, get a little catch-up time with our family, and then get together and write music. Then we would go back on tour, and we did a type of music and touring that was very different, with a full orchestra.

Part of [this approach] came from learning how to be better at multi-tasking after becoming a mom, because you simply cannot have that much time to do one thing all at once (laughs), and you have to learn to go with the flow of life. So I’ve learned something about myself creatively. I don’t need to finish something all at once. I can set something down when I get frustrated or stuck with it, and do something else for a minute, and come back to it with fresh perspective and work on it more.

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ESTA NOCHE: Amy Lee en Radio Futuro

Viernes, Sep 11, 2020
ESTA NOCHE: Amy Lee en Radio Futuro

Esta noche y desde las 20:00 horas (Chile 🇨🇱) Matilda Svensson se conecta con la gran Amy Lee de Evanescence. Nuevas canciones, mujeres en el ambiente musical y mucho más.

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WDHA’s “Reconnect With Rockers” featuring Amy Lee from Evanescence

Jueves, Sep 10, 2020
WDHA’s “Reconnect With Rockers” featuring Amy Lee from Evanescence

Episode 28 of “Reconnect” was a really special one for me. I have long admired Amy Lee and Evanescence as the leaders of a sound revolution where no rules, genres or limitation applies. The drum was their own to beat. They marched to no one but themselves.

Speaking with Amy was and honor and such a natural conversation that all the questions I planned on touching upon flew out the window when we began to chat! It literally was like chatting with a close friend.

We covered the bands new musical journey with “The Bitter Truth”, their single “Use My Voice” and why being heard and counted is so important. We also touched upon some of the hardships of being a woman in rock and how Amy feels a certain freedom and liberation as an artist.

Truly one of my favorite chats ever. Thanks Amy….We will continue to bring you the ROCK!

Source: WDHA Radio

Why it’s taken Evanescence nine years to record follow-up to self-titled album

Jueves, Sep 10, 2020
Why it’s taken Evanescence nine years to record follow-up to self-titled album

Evanescence singer Amy Lee has revealed why it has taken the group so many years to release a follow-up to their 2011 self-titled album.

Speaking on Meltdown for Detroit’s WRIF radio station, Lee admitted there were “lots of reasons” for the delay, adding: “I like to have an open mind about what I can be and what I can do in life.

“I love the music I’ve made with this band, and there are times that I have been more excited about it and passionate about it and in love with and wanting to pour into it than others. Sometimes you have to get away from it. It’s such a full saturation,” she explained.

“The way that our cycles have always gone, really — it started to change now; we found a way to really break it up — that is all you can do for that however many years period of your life with each cycle. Between writing the music and everything that goes along with that, to then going on tour and all the amazing stuff that goes along with that, and releasing the album, and promoting the album, and then at the end of it, I’m always, like, ‘I quit’ — almost every time.”

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My Record Collection by Evanescence’s Will Hunt

Jueves, Sep 10, 2020
My Record Collection by Evanescence’s Will Hunt

In My Record Collection, we dig down to the bottom of musicians’ souls to find out what the most treasured parts of their record collection are. This week, it’s the turn of Evanescence drummer Will Hunt. Let’s see what he chooses…

The first record I ever bought with my own money was…

“Kiss Alive II! I was 7 and in 2nd grade, I think. Kiss cards had been circulating in my class like some type of contraband and I, of course, had several, as well as an 8-Track of a K-Tel compilation with Rock-N-Roll All Night, and I was a fan. I just remember my dad taking me to the record store near the airport in Kansas City when he picked me up for my Christmas visit with him.”

“The album had just come out and there was a huge display in the store for the album, and as everyone who’s seen the cover knows, it’s insane looking! My dad gave me $10 as an early Christmas gift and told me I could get whatever I wanted. Technically it was my money, and money well spent it was. It pretty much defined what I wanted to do with my life from that moment.”

The record that made me want to be in a band was…

“It was Motley Crue’s Shout At The Devil. I already knew I wanted to rock, but when that record and the video for ‘Looks That Kill’ came out the thought of being in a band went from an idea and a dream to a tunnel-fucking-vision conquest. I was committed and nothing was stopping me.”

The record I’ve played more than any other is…

“That’s a 4-way toss-up between, Def Leppard’s Pyromania, AC/DC’s Highway To Hell, Alice in Chains Facelift, and Deftones Around the Fur- although Pyromania probably wins. It’s one of those records that can just rotate non-stop, every track is stellar, and the production still holds up today. That record was always on at parties (and still finds it’s way onto the party playlist these days!) and is just bad-ass!”

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Kerrang Interview: Why Amy Lee Is Done Being Silent

Miércoles, Sep 9, 2020
Kerrang Interview: Why Amy Lee Is Done Being Silent

After staying quiet while the world around her falls into disarray, Evanescence’s Amy Lee has found her voice and she’s going to use it for good.

Amy Lee doesn’t mince her words. That much becomes clear when, at the start of our interview, Kerrang! politely enquires as to whether we’re distracting her from anything important.

“You are – I was writing some lyrics!” she exclaims. “Garbage media!”

Our feelings would be hurt were it not for one crucial thing: her barbed comment is delivered with a huge grin. And an even bigger eruption of laughter.

“It’s okay, I was kind of stuck anyway,” Amy smiles, reclining on a sofa in her Nashville home, nursing a cup of black tea. “I’m going to get back to it after this.”

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