Categoría: The Bitter Truth

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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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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Watch The Making of “Use My Voice” Music Video

Miércoles, Sep 9, 2020
Watch The Making of “Use My Voice” Music Video

The making of the “Use My Voice” official music video is available on YouTube to watch now!.

Get “Use My Voice” wherever you listen to music now:

Directed By Eric D. Howell
Produced By Jillian Nodland
Director of Photography Bo Hakala
Production Design David Weiberg
Editor Nate Maydole
Production Company Picture Factory, Inc

Also you can check out the images in our gallery from the video shooting clicking in the image below!