Evanescence have announced their first new album in nine years entitled ‘The Bitter Truth’.
The goth-rock giants will premiere the first new song and music video for ‘Wasted On You’ live on YouTube today (Friday 24 April) at 5pm. Frontwoman Amy Lee will also hold a fan Q&A as part of the highly anticipated new music reveal.
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The visuals for ‘Wasted On You’ were shot by each band member on their iPhones at home in isolation alone and with their families, and directed in collaboration with P.R. Brown.
Amy 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. 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.
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?”
‘The Bitter Truth’ was produced by Nick Raskulinecz who has been tracking with the group in Nashville since late January. The band will be rolling out a series of songs from the album incrementally before finally releasing it in full.
Evanescence will also be joining forces with Within Temptation for a huge co-headline world tour, with rescheduled UK dates confirmed for September 2020.
Evanescence & Within Temptation Tour Dates:
Glasgow The SSE Hydro Arena, 02 Sept
Leeds First Direct Arena, 03
Birmingham Arena, 05
London The O2, 06
FIVE FAST BAND FACTS:
- Evanescence are two-time Grammy award winners.
- They have sold over 23 million albums worldwide.
- The group’s 2003 debut album ‘Fallen’ sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.
- Their debut single “’Bring Me To Life’ earned them their first UK No.1 hit.
- The band’s follow-up albums include ‘My Immortal’, ‘The Open Door’, the self-titled ‘Evanescence’ and their most ambitious release to date ‘Synthesis’.