Evanescence Premiere “The Game Is Over” Music Video

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their latest single “The Game Is Over.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.”

Tim McCord said the following about the clip, which was filmed in quarantine:

“This was by far and away the most difficult video I’ve ever been a part of, emotionally. In order to capture the raw emotion of what life really is for us these days, I had to get to some really dark places. I hope we can all view this video and heal together.”

Amy Lee previously said the following about the song:

“This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around. ‘The Game Is Over” is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

Evanescence Premiere New Song “The Game Is Over”

Evanescence have premiered a new song titled “The Game Is Over.” This track will appear on the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.” Amy Lee commented:

“This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around. ‘The Game Is Over” is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

Evanescence To Release New Single “The Game Is Over” Next Week

Evanescence will be releasing a new song titled “The Game Is Over” on July 1. The track serves as the second single from the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth” and those that pre-save it will have a chance to win a Zoom call with the group.

Within Temptation & Evanescence Postpone European/UK Tour To 2021

Within Temptation and Evanescence have postponed their European/UK tour once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in fall 2021.

2021 Tour Dates:

09/08 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion Zurich
09/09 Milan, ITA – Mediolanum Forum Milan
09/11 Berlin, GER – Velodrom
09/12 Gliwice, POL – Arena Gliwice
09/14 Leipzig, GER – Quarterback Immobilien Arena
09/15 Hamburg, GER – Barclaycard Arena
09/17 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
09/18 Amsterdam, NET – Ziggo Dome
09/20 Paris, FRA – Accorhotels Arena
09/21 Düsseldorf, GER – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
09/22 Munich, GER – Zenith
09/24 Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUX – Rockhal
09/26 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
09/27 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
09/28 Brussels, BEL – Palais 12
09/30 Glasgow, UK – The SSE Hydro Arena
10/01 Leeds, UK – First Direct Arena
10/03 Birmingham, UK – Utilita Arena Birmingham
10/04 London, UK – The O2
10/07 Madrid, SPA – Palacio Vistalegre (no Within Temptation)

Within Temptation’s Sharon Den Adel commented:

“We know this year will not be easy for you and we will do whatever it takes to get you through by continuing to write and release new songs. Knowing that we won’t get to play for you this year is hard for everyone, but everyone’s health and well-being is our number one priority. Whatever happens, this tour will happen! We can’t wait to see you again in 2021. For now: stay safe.”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee added:

“We are so disappointed that we won’t be seeing you this fall, but we’re accepting the challenge 2020 is giving us and pouring our time and hearts into making a great album instead. Friends, we miss you terribly and can’t wait to play these songs for you next year! Be safe, be well, we love you!”

Watch Evanescence’s Amy Lee And Troy McLawhorn Cover Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer”

Evanescence’s Amy Lee and Troy McLawhorn recently performed a cover of Bananarama’s “Cruel Summer” for MagentaMusik 360. You can watch that below:

Watch Evanescence’s Amy Lee Perform “Wasted On You” With Lindsey Stirling

Evanescence’s Amy Lee recently teamed up with Lindsey Stirling for a special quarantine performance of Evanescence’s latest single “Wasted On You.” The collaboration took place as part of Stirling’s “String Sessions” series.

Watch Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale Perform “Break In” With Evanescence’s Amy Lee

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Evanescence’s Amy Lee recently teamed up for a quarantine performance of Halestorm’s “Break In.” The live duet was part of Hale‘s “Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale” show. A studio version will also be released in August.

Evanescence’s Amy Lee Discusses “The Bitter Truth” Album Title

During a recent interview with Rock Sound, Evanescence’s Amy Lee discussed the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.” According to the singer, the effort has “a big theme of disillusionment.”

Lee said the following when asked about the album’s title:

“As the lyrics had started to form, and just my feeling in this moment in general, there’s a big theme of disillusionment for me. Just growing up and seeing that fairy tales aren’t really real. And it’s hard to be a grownup — it really is. Because somebody else isn’t in charge, we really have to be able to make our own decisions, find out our own information, protect ourselves. People die — we’re all going to. There’s no magic castle. So that sounds like a lot of doom and gloom when I say it, but there’s a choice to accept that truth and live in it and embrace it and choose to live and choose to live in a moment, and the choice to just give up. And there’s a struggle there, but my choice is most definitely to take that pill.”

She also had the following to say about the musical direction:

“It’s hard to sum up. I don’t think you can sum it up just by saying that. In our first sessions that we did when we were writing together, definitely we were focusing mostly on just raw and heavy, because we’d just come off of ‘Synthesis’ and we were just dying to kind of document our sound as a group — which is cool, and we needed it, and it is a part of this album for sure. But it’s gonna be more of a full palette than just that.

“It’s been a really long time since we’ve put out a full new album, so it’s important that we kind of do it all and use all of the parts that make up our sound, if that makes sense.

We are still writing, and it’s not all down, so it’s hard to sum it up… but one of the things that we’ve been kind of aiming towards is taking the elements of what maybe are things that make up our sound and try to separate them and give each of them their own space. So some of the songs don’t have strings and are fully rocking and heavy. And then some of the songs might be really in the electronic zone, and something might be more on the orchestral side. But overall, definitely coming off of what we just came off of, it’s gonna be a rock record.”

If you missed it, you can check out the record’s first single, “Wasted On You,” HERE

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence Premiere “Wasted On You” Video

Evanescence have premiered a new video for their new song “Wasted On You.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album “The Bitter Truth.”

Frontwoman Amy Lee commented:

“We were recording this music right up until we couldn’t go into the studio anymore, and finished it remotely through file sharing and phone calls. Tweaking mixes, adding background vocals, creating the video and album art all from home has been like water in the desert for me, my light in a dark time. We are still writing and have a lot more work to do on this album, but this time we wanted to release the songs individually, as we create, to live more in the moment with our fans and our music.

‘Wasted On You’ wasn’t the song we were planning to release first, but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.

The whole video was shot by the band and our families on our iPhones, in isolation in our homes many miles apart, then edited together by Paul Brown. We can’t be together to make a video right now, but we took that and used it to tell the story of our real lives in this moment, and to show that although we are apart, we are all still connected.

As far as business is concerned, this is considered a terrible time to release. But we believe that people need music now more than ever. We do, and we’re not going to wait to share it because who knows what tomorrow brings. Who knows if it even comes? This is who we really are and we’re calling out across the world for a connection.

One thing that has come from this crazy time is it’s stripped away the illusion of control — from all of us. Proof that we really don’t have any when it comes down to it. A big new theme in the new music so far is disillusionment. Growing up and realizing life can be so hard, nobody’s gonna come rescue you, and fairy tales aren’t real — BUT, standing up and saying I’ll take the truth rather than live in denial. Rising up, through the ashes of death and pain and everything just rising up even though it hurts and taking it to move forward. No more lies. The bitter truth is all that impossibly hard stuff. And I’m taking it. Choosing to live.”

Director P.R. Brown added:

“It’s a time where nothing makes sense and we are all forced to see a reality we don’t want to believe exists. It was clear that we all collectively needed to create something, we needed to say something.

After we started looking at the footage it was clear that the band members were each going through similar things. I started building an edit and seeing those scenarios play out over and over again and linked them together to tell their stories.

The band inspired me and is helping me through all of the madness around us through their vulnerability and creative grace. The hope is that it helps others get through it as well and see that there is a light at the end, even if it’s dark outside.”

Evanescence Reveal New Album Title, Plan To Release First Single Next Week

Evanescence will be releasing a new album titled “The Bitter Truth” later this year. The effort’s first single “Wasted On You“ will be released on April 24. The band commented:

“We promised you a new album in 2020 and we won’t let anything stop us. We are proud to begin sharing our new album ‘THE BITTER TRUTH’ with you, one piece at a time, starting with our first song “Wasted On You” next FRIDAY! We will choose 50 people who PRE-SAVE to get the first listen of “Wasted On You” on a Zoom call with Amy Lee next Thursday!
Pre-save: https://evanescence.lnk.to/WastedOnYouFA