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It’s called ‘Love Exists’, and was created as an ‘interactive valentine’.
What’s that? Well, you can head here, listen to the song, choose some art to accompany it and then send it to whoever you like for Valentine’s Day.
Here’s the song:
“Love is anything but simple,” Amy has commented.
“…it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it’s going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can’t control?”
“Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists.”
Her next single ‘Speak To Me’ is released April 28. [Source]
When I was in Italy filming the video for “Speak To Me,” I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio there. L’amore Esiste by Francesca Michielin. It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn’t leave. I couldn’t stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English. I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the lower east side.
What an incredibly fulfilling experience it was to make this beautiful thing. And with such a talented, down-to-earth, and inspired team- with no rules or limitations beyond the ones we created. Guy pushed me in new ways and I learned a few things. It was a unique honor to work beside someone I admire so much on something that at the time had no plan, no album to go on, and made no sense other than how good it felt. It’s easy to get bogged down by the “point” sometimes, when what matters most in my opinion, in music-making, is following your heart. Finding a way to satisfy that deep need to express something that can’t be said with words alone.
Love is anything but simple. And it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it’s going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can’t control? Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists.
Artwork by Jennybird Alcantara
In a brand new interview with Greece’s Rock Overdose, EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura was asked if there are plans for the band to record a new album as a follow-up to 2011’s self-titled effort. She responded: “Well, you know, I am the European part of EVANESCENCE. Amy [Lee, EVANESCENCE singer] and the [other] guys are overseas, and… To be honest, from what I can tell, we mainly focus on the touring for this year, which is, first of all South America in spring and Europe in summer… and something else. [Laughs] But I guess… I think Amy said in one of her interviews that she’s already working on new music. You never really stop working on music, because you get inspiration from every moment in your life. So it could be, like, you’re travelling in your car and then you get a great inspiration or idea, and maybe you just pick that up later — like months later or years later — or you find cool stuff on your computer which you recorded, like, gazillions of ages ago, and that might be something… So you never really stop being creative. And, from what I can tell, I think she’s already collecting and working on music. So, we’ll see.”<
Jen also talked about what it has been like to join EVANESCENCE in August 2015 as the replacement for Terry Balsamo. She said: “[To be] honest, I’ve never been, like, one of those insane EVANESCENCE fans. Of course, I knew the music — everybody does — and I love the music, and I bought the CDs, and I listened to the songs, and I sang along… But being able, and thankful for being able, to be one part of this band is… It’s hard to describe it in words, because… I do not see it as a job. Of course it’s work, but, for me, mainly, after I got to know all the guys really [well], [it’s] mainly fun, because we really get along very good. Even if we’re not on the road touring, we keep texting each other and talk on Skype and stuff, and it’s really a very, very mature, friendly relationship that we have, with a lot of respect for each other. And playing those shows… One can never understand the feeling f how it is to stand on stage together with those guys, because they’re just so talented, creative, great musicians, and we’re just having so much fun on stage, andI think the people can see that. [Source]
Evanescence will play a second night at London’s Hammersmith Apollo this June.
They’ll now play the venue on both June 13 & 14. It’s the band’s first time in the UK in five years.
“Coming back to Europe has been a high priority for us and we are very excited for the shows this summer,” said vocalist Amy Lee.
“The band has a special new energy right now and we are pushing ourselves and more than ever onstage, and enjoying ourselves immensely. Can’t wait to share it with you!” [Source]
Evanescence have announced their first UK gig in over four years.
The ‘My Immortal’ band will play London’s Eventim Apollo on June 14 – three days after Download Festival 2017 draws to a close. Tickets will go on sale this Friday (January 20) at 9am.
Evanescence last played live in the UK in 2012 when they embarked on a four-date arena tour. The year before, they had released their self-titled third album, which remains their most recent record.
Singer Amy Lee told NME back in 2012 that the band’s next batch of music could take them in a different direction.
“I love folk, that’s a big part of my background,” she said at the time. “I’ve written music that’s a lot simpler and more acoustic and I got into a moment where I’m obsessed with dance music, things like Massive Attack and Portishead. I’d like to do something that’s not driven by loud guitars, I love the aggression they bring, but I’d like to try something out.”
The band took a break following their 2012 tour before regrouping in 2015 for a series of live shows in the US. They also toured the US last year with a setlist that included signature hits ‘Bring Me To Life’, ‘My Immortal’ and ‘Going Under’. [Source]
Evanescence are winding down their 2016 touring activity, but will make sure that fans everywhere will get a chance to see their final date. The band will be playing the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Wednesday night (Nov. 23) and they’ll be teaming up with Live Nation to stream the show online.
The band has been touring in the lead up to the release of the band’s massive vinyl box set. The Ultimate Collection is due to arrive Dec. 9 via Concord / Bicycle. Included are six LPs that span their four studio albums (The Open Door requires two LPs) and a rarities set titled The Lost Whispers.
Evanescence’s sets have included a new song called “Take Cover.” Singer Amy Lee told us before the tour started that she was looking forward to the run, explaining, “I’m most looking forward to the things we haven’t done yet, so I’m not gonna tell you exactly what they are, but there’s a couple of songs that are almost just for me. One of them is ‘The Change.’ It’s not our most famous song by any means, it wasn’t even a single and it’s just one of my favorite songs we’ve done as a band and there’s just something about the way I can just release my mind singing it. There’s no lyrics in the bulk of the chorus, I love it; it just makes me feel so inside the music.”
As for Evanescence’s future, Lee has stated that there will eventually be new music, but that it will come in its own time.
Though Amy Lee has a newly released children’s album and there has been no official word on a new Evanescence album as of yet, fans are getting a taste of new music at the band’s recent shows. They’ve got a song called “Take Cover” that they’ve added to the set list.
The song is a more electronic-based track, alternative between moments of rhythmic swaying verses and a more driving anthemic chorus. You can check out a fan-shot performance of the song from a recent show in Dallas in the player above.
Lee recently told Team Rock that the idea to add a new song to the set came as they began to explore the music for their upcoming vinyl box set, The Ultimate Collection, which is due on Dec. 9. She explains, “We are playing a new song live right now. We got together for rehearsals and we really focused this tour on the fans and the history of the band. Kind of in light of this whole box set theme, we wanted to do everything that the fans want and not just what we felt like doing. It has been so fulfilling and so fun.”
She adds, “When we got together the guys were really strongly supportive of it, we had a song in the bank. And we were like, ‘You know what the fans would really love is a new song. That’s all they ever ask for.’ So we knocked the dust off an old song called ‘Take Cover’ that we had in the bank for a while and we loved it. It’s one of our favorite moments every night on the tour. I think they like it a lot. I posted the lyrics on Facebook and now I get at least five people in the front row mouthing along, which is extra fun.”
Amy Lee seems to be diving deeper into the world of film music. After War Story, INDIGO GREY and Voice From The Stone, it was revealed in an interview with A Child Grows in Brooklyn that Lee was writing music for a fourth film. On September 14th, an MTV News article stated that the new movie was title Blind, written by John Buffalo Mailer, directed by Michael Mailer and starring Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore. The composer of the film’s score is Dave Eggar, with whom Amy has previously collaborated on Aftermath, the soundtrack to War Story. According to @EvTod, Chuck Palmer is also part of the film’s score team. It is still unknown to what extent (closing titles song, score etc.) Amy is involved in the soundtrack.
On September 15th, it was announced via an official Press Release that the movie will be premiering for the first time at Woodstock Film Festival in New York on October 13th, 2016. You can download the festival’s program, featuring Blind, by clicking here. Articles on Daily Freeman and IndieWire also talk about the movie’s world premier. A trailer is still to be released, while the movie is expected go to cinemas around the world later this year. [Source]