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.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee To Release Children’s Album “Dream Too Much”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee will be releasing a children’s album, titled “Dream Too Much,“ on September 30. The effort, which was inspired by her son, will also feature contributions from her siblings, her father, and her uncle.

Lee said the following:

“This album is very personal to me. My husband and I had our first baby in 2014 and he has been the center of the inspiration for this children’s album. Every song on this album has a story – whether it’s an original for our son based on his favorite things or a song my dad used to sing to me when I was a little girl. I can’t begin to tell you how fulfilling this project has been and how proud I am to unveil it to listeners on Prime Music.”

“Dream Too Much” Track Listing:

01. “Stand By Me”
02. “Dream Too Much”
03. “Bee And Duck”
04. “I’m Not Tired”
05. “Little Bird”
06. “Alice”
07. “Rubber Duckie”
08. “Hello, Goodbye”
09. “Donkey And Chicken”
10. “The End Of The Book”
11. “If You’re A Star”
12. “Goodnight My Love”

[via Rolling Stone]

Amy Lee (Evanescence) Shares Behind The Scenes Footage Of Her Recording New Song For “Voice From The Stone” Film

Amy Lee (Evanescence) has shared some behind the scenes footage of her recording a new song titled “Speak To Me,” at Skywalker Ranch. The track is for the upcoming independent film, “Voice From The Stone,” which stars Emilia Clarke.

Here is a synopsis of the film from IMDb:

Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the suspenseful and mysterious story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.

Amy Lee (Evanescence) Covers Chris Isaak’s “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing”

Amy Lee (Evanescence) has posted a video of her covering Chris Isaak’s “Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing.” You can check that out below:

Lee had the following to say about the cover:

“This cover and I have history. We’ve been through a lot together!
It all started back in ’09. I’m always on the lookout for a chance to write for film, and the people making “Cabin in the Woods” wanted a cover of this song for the scene where a girl is dared to make out with a taxidermy wolf head on the wall. Gotta love it! We were hanging out writing together anyway, so I decided to take a stab at it with my collaborator and friend, Will Hunt (producer/owner of Spaceway Studios in Ft. Worth). They sent us the scene to write to and we had a blast making a short part of this version- we LOVED it! …They didn’t! Ha. And so it goes. We went ahead and finished out the song in my studio just for us, and after many late night jams with friends decided it was too cool to waste- it was going on the next album. That album was the first time I watched something I was working on totally blow up in my face. The suits had a change of heart during a frustrating recording process and I was told that none of the songs I’d been pouring my heart into for a year, in any form, were good enough- time to start over. I was devastated. I was furious. I was determined to take control of the situation and use it to push myself forward. It ended up making me angry enough to write Evanescence’s heaviest album- which I love- and we did end up using 3 songs from the original project, but I was still left feeling unsatisfied about what I lovingly refer to as my “broken record.” I’ve believed, mostly alone, in this damaged little handful of unfinished recordings for 5 years- and for the first time, I own them. I plan to finish some, re-do some, and probably keep a couple to myself. Since this one is a cover, I decided to mix it the way I wanted it and put it out alongside the covers I’ve been doing lately. It feels SO good to finally share it! SWEET RELEASE!”