EVANESCENCE have announced a brand new album!
The new album, titled Synthesis, is the fourth studio effort from the band and is scheduled to be released in November this year. The album features a re-working of the band’s most-loved songs through a full orchestra and electronica performing alongside the band. Speaking about the upcoming album, vocalist Amy Lee says, “this album is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars. I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years. I’m also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack.”
Alongside the announcement of the new album, the band have also released a new single, titled Imperfection, one of two brand new songs from EVANESCENCE. Speaking about the new song, Amy Lee says, “For me, this is the most important song on the album. I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice. It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences. Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”
Listen to Imperfection here:
Synthesis is set for release on November 10th via Sony.
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