Evanescence have shared their first new original music in nine years

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Evanescence have shared their first new original music in nine years

Evanescence have made good on their promise of new music in 2020, announcing their first album of new original music in nine years.

Titled The Bitter Truth (Sony Music Australia), the album will be their follow up to 2017’s Synthesis and will also be their fifth LP to date, and will take on the epic, signature sound that has earned Evanescence two GRAMMY awards and more than 23 million album sales worldwide beginning with their landmark debut Fallen.

While the entirety of the album will be revealed over the course of this year, the band has begun with their powerful and emotional first song and video, Wasted on You highlighting Amy Lee’s stunning vocals and thought-provoking lyrics and the band’s signature pure-rock sound.

Shot by each band member on their iPhones while currently in isolation, the intimately shot video (directed by P.R. Brown in collaboration with the band) breaks through the emotional stillness and numbness of the current time to reflect the internal highs and lows that each of us cycles through now, on a daily basis.

Perfectly immortalizing the memory of self-isolation for history, the video finds the band members alone at their homes and with their families, biding time and trying to create in a world and for an audience that seems smaller than ever.

As Amy explains, “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 dessert 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.”

Check out the video below.