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WagakkiBand’s single “Sakura Rising” feat Amy Lee is Out Now

Lunes, Sep 21, 2020
WagakkiBand’s single “Sakura Rising” feat Amy Lee is Out Now

WagakkiBand put out a brand new single titled Sakura Rising featuring the heavenly voice of Amy Lee, lead singer of american band Evanescence. The song arrived on September 18 to digital platforms and will be included as the lead track in WagakkiBand’s upcoming full album Tokyo Singing, which comes out on October 14.

The single Sakura Rising was accompanied by an animated lyric video—a collaboration between Japanese and American illustrators—that depicts the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on everybody’s life.

The sakura (cherry blossom) in the video is used as a symbol of how people are still connected despite being physically apart. This is best exemplified by the collaboration between WagakkiBand and Amy Lee as they were hard at work even during the lockdown. While the collaboration song Sakura Rising took shape with guitarist Machiya and Amy in the studio a day before the joint performance in Osaka, it was only pieced together and finished later by exchanging audio files online, from Japan to the US, vice versa.

The members of both parties shared their thoughts on the experience:

Amy Lee of Evanescence

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A New Live Version of “Bring Me To Life” from Wagakkiband with Amy Lee

Jueves, Sep 17, 2020
A New Live Version of “Bring Me To Life” from Wagakkiband with Amy Lee

Wagakkiband released today a full new live version of “Bring Me To Life” with Amy Lee from their DVD Premium Symphonic Night Vol. 2.

You can watch it below plus a extended preview of “Sakura Rising”

Sakura Rising

Sneak Peak and Images of “Sakura Rising” from WagakkiBand ft Amy Lee

Sábado, Sep 12, 2020
Sneak Peak and Images of “Sakura Rising” from WagakkiBand ft Amy Lee

All the sneak peak and images of “Sakura Rising” put together from WagakkiBand(和楽器バンド) featuring Amy Lee. Out in 18/09

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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Amy Lee says new Evanescence music has ‘A lot of Guitars’

Domingo, Ago 23, 2020
Amy Lee says new Evanescence music has ‘A lot of Guitars’

Evanescence singer Amy Lee spoke to SiriusXM‘s “Debatable” on the Volume channel about the band’s upcoming album, “The Bitter Truth” (BMG). The band’s first collection of new original music in nine years, “The Bitter Truth” is being made available incrementally throughout 2020.

“We’re still writing, but we’re also recording,” she said (see video below). “We got four songs down, and then we really had to just be apart. And that was kind of good, but kind of hard — we just worked remotely for a while. We got the American band members back together. After getting COVID tests and tour buses brought guys from both coasts, we all holed up in Nick Raskulinecz, our producer, his private studio, so we were quarantining together for a little over a month.

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Evanescence’s Amy Lee on the Band’s New Album, “The Bitter Truth”

Viernes, Ago 21, 2020
Evanescence’s Amy Lee on the Band’s New Album, “The Bitter Truth”

The singer is ready for the band’s next era and to be seen as more than just a “cute frontwoman.”

In the early aughts—when Juicy Couture sweatsuits dominated and The O.C.’s Seth Cohen was TV’s no.1 man—it was nearly impossible to not hear Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life” piercing the airwaves. The throaty vocals and crushing guitar riffs help raise the single to number five on the Billboard Hot 100 and secure its certified platinum status. So it’s almost hard to believe that nearly two decades ago that level of success seemed unattainable for the band.

“From every angle starting out, we were the indie long shot,” bandleader Amy Lee recalls to Marie Claire from her home in Nashville. “Too many things about us didn’t quite fit the mainstream for it to be safe to spin [on the radio].”

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