Evanescence’s Amy Lee Opens Up About Her Political Beliefs: “I Can’t Stand By And Keep My Mouth Shut While My Country’s Freedom Is Taken Away”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee has taken to social media to open up about her political beliefs for the first time, saying that she “can’t stand by and keep [her] mouth shut while [her] country’s freedom is taken away.” The singer’s comments seem to be a response to the Senate’s vote to acquit Donald Trump in his impeachment trial.

Here’s Lee’s full statement:

“I have never spoken publicly about my political views. I can respect things that I don’t agree with and I have always wanted my music to be a free place where people of all beliefs, all colors, all genders can come together and have something in common.

But I can’t stand by and keep my mouth shut while my country’s freedom is taken away. It isn’t about one story, one side, or one party vs. another. It is simply about right and wrong, what is acceptable and what’s not. This isn’t good enough for me and it isn’t good enough for any of us. We deserve better.

I do not accept lying, cheating or bullying from my government.

Our inheritance is a free country, but the voices of many are being twisted and drowned out by the few in power.

I will never bow down to a dictator.

It’s very hard to believe that it’s gotten to this point because as an American, I’ve always had the privilege of believing in the shelter of my country, and the idea that if anyone who would abuse his power ever made it to the white House, that we would have the greater power to stand up as a nation and say no. It’s OUR country. We can’t let a few greedy suits steal it from us. We can’t let them tear us apart.

Republicans, Democrats, we are not enemies. We have been intentionally divided so we can be conquered. We are ALL being manipulated and used, and the only way to save ourselves is to break the boundaries of partisanship to band together and fight for truth. And we have to seek the truth for ourselves.

Don’t trust someone because they are in power or on TV. Bad people come into power all the time and if lying is allowed, they’ll tell you whatever you want to hear. Liars always try to make something simple seem confusing.

But here’s an easy one: Anyone who refuses to hear witnesses speak is clearly not seeking truth. Accepting this abuse says it’s okay for our leaders to lie to us, cheat on us, make decisions without our input, and silence us when we try to speak up. This isn’t about your policies or beliefs, it’s about our freedom.

Think for yourself. Seek the truth. Use your Voice.

– Amy Lee”

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Evanescence’s Amy Lee Covers Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” For “Gears 5”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee has recorded a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain” for the latest installment in the “Gears Of War” series, “Gears 5.” The track can be heard in the below launch trailer for the game, which is set to be released on September 10. As previously reported, Arch Enemy’s Alissa White-Gluz also voiced a character in the game as well.

Evanescence’s Amy Lee Wins Hollywood Music And Media Award For “Speak To Me”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee has won the Hollywood Music and Media Award for “Best Original Song-Independent Film” for her track “Speak To Me,” which she wrote for the film “Voice From The Stone.” The awards ceremony, which honors music in visual media like film, TV, video games, etc., took place last night (November 16) at The Avalon in Hollywood. The winners are chosen by an advisory board of journalists, music-media industry professionals, and music executives representing the Television Academy, Society of Composers and Lyricists, the APMAS Music Branch, NARAS, and performing rights organizations.

Lee commented:

“I’m so honored and so proud! The experience of making this song was so special; it was surreal being let into the creative process of a film I loved so much.”

Co-writer Michael Wandmacher added:

“As an artist, I look for opportunities that are musically challenging and push creative boundaries in pursuit of something wonderful, “Speak To Me” is the result of such an experience. Working with Amy on this song was a privilege and career highlight. I’m thrilled that people are enjoying it.”

Amy Lee (Evanescence) Premieres “Speak To Me” Music Video

Amy Lee (Evanescence) has premiered a new video for her song “Speak To Me.” This track was written for a new movie called “Voice From The Stone.”

Lee previously said the following about the track:

“I’m very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film Voice From the Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called ‘Speak to Me.’ There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From the Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother. Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of. It was an honor to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.”

Amy Lee (Evanescence) Streams New Song “Speak To Me”

Amy Lee (Evanescence) has released a new song titled “Speak To Me.” This track was written for a new movie called “Voice From The Stone.”

Lee said the following:

“I’m very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film Voice From the Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called ‘Speak to Me.’ There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From the Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother. Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of. It was an honor to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.”

Amy Lee (Evanescence) Streams “Love Exists” Solo Track

Amy Lee (Evanescence) has released a cover of Francesca Michielin’s “L’amore Esiste.” Her version, which is titled “Love Exists,” is an English twist on the original and it can be streamed below:

Lee said the following:

“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.”