Amy Lee and the Evanescence gang are back together ad plan to release The Bitter Truth, the band’s first new album in nine years.
Founded in 1995 by Lee and former guitarist Ben Moody, Evanescence went on to release four studio albums, win two Grammy Awards, change line-up countless times and, in 2015, announce a hiatus.
Now though, the group are back together with The Bitter Truth, an album which marks their first new album of complete original material in almost a decade. To coincide with the news, the group have also shared ‘Wasted On You’ as the record’s lead single.
“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,” Lee said in a statement. “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.”
She added, “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.”