"We live in a new world where it’s not all about just dropping a big pile of music all at once"
Earlier this year Evanescence announced that they would be releasing their new album 'The Bitter Truth' incrementally throughout 2020.
But did you ever wonder why that was the case?
Well it's because the band have been writing and recording as the year has gone on to keep things fresh.
Despire COVID-19 causing a couple of bumps in the road, they are still making progress and in a new interview with SiriusXM, vocalist Amy Lee gave a bit of an update on everything.
“We’re still ongoing. We don’t have a release date, but I like to look at it like it’s happening now.
“The idea behind this whole thing was always to go one song at a time, release it in real time with the fans while it’s still going on and it’s still fresh and live in the moment more.
“So, in my mind it is being released. This is part of it. We live in a new world where it’s not all about just dropping a big pile of music all at once. People don’t always consume music that way. I don’t.
“I still want to make an album, that’s a part of who we are and I think that’s important to our fans, so we’re doing that. We will drop the back half or whatever soon, but I don’t have a date because I never want to put a date down when I’m still writing. I don’t want to get to the end and say, ‘Eh anything. Just throw some words down’. I can’t do that. It has to be right. Sometimes it takes a minute."
So the songs the band are releasing are quite literallty fresh out the oven. How cool is that?
The band's latest single is 'Use My Voice', which stars a whole host of incredible female voices. They are The Pretty Reckless' Taylor Momsen, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale, Lindsey Stirling, Within Temptation's Sharon den Adel, Veridia's Deena Jakoub (who co-wrote the song), Amy Lee's sisters Carrie South and Lori Lee Bulloch and Amy McLawhorn, wife of the band's guitarist Troy McLawhorn.
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