The talented frontwoman of Evanescense, Amy Lee shared an Instagram story showing her morning activity and revealed a surprising new skill of hers.
The beautiful icon of the famous rock band Evanescence, Amy Lee posted a picture via the stories of her official Instagram account and stunned the fans with her amazing talent of creating small versions of fast food using play dough.
On the picture, Lee wrote: ‘My morning‘ and expressed her love of ‘tiny food.’ As you will see in the photo below, she prepared the play dough versions of french fries, a hamburger, a taco, and an ice-cream. She convinced her fans that she got a really fascinating talent for giving shape to colorful play dough.
Evanescence singer Amy Lee looked back on the band's early days, while also discussing the future plans, the upcoming album "The Bitter Truth," and more.
The new record is tentatively due later this year as the first new, full-length Evanescence record in nearly a decade. You can check out the band's music here via Amazon.
When asked, "What band helped you out the most when coming up through the ranks?", Amy replied (transcribed by UG):
"Oh, that's a good one. I'm thinking... Korn - for sure; and part of it is learning, this learning on-tour when we came out with our first album [2003's 'Fallen'] and it was quickly a thing.
"It happened quickly for us once it came out, the venues started growing more and more, and we'd played only a handful of shows ever. We were still becoming like, 'OK, let's figure out how to do this.' We were still learning - it was such a different time.
"So, you go on such tours and you learn how things work from people that you get to tour with. I remember touring with Korn, a couple of times in our early days, and they were really kind to us.
"I felt like having their support and endorsement - even from such an incredibly powerful and also incredibly heavy band with vastly a lot of men that like it. I love Korn, that is something that I loved even before we made it, they were big to us!
"So, to be totally led into the club by them, embraced by them, brought on tour, even to be invited to their performance to be a part in - like their 'Unplugged,' that was really cool.
"And we've played too many shows to count since then, and they definitely did something positive to us in the beginning."
That's fantastic. We have a question from Blythe, a fan. Blythe says: 'First off, she's lovely! What her favorite collaboration?' "That's too hard to choose. It's like all of your boyfriends are lined up and you tell them which one is the best. It's tough.
"I really, really am proud of the Body Count cooperation from earlier this year [on 'When I'm Gone'].
"It was such a surprise to have that particular thing - to be an option - and I remember hearing about it before hearing the track and thinking, 'I wanna hear that. I feel in my head like there's so a solid chance that this is not something I'm gonna contribute well to this.'
Amy Lee, the iconic frontwoman and co-founder of Evanescence, has explained what she thinks about one of the most popular stars of the decade, Billie Eilish, while putting into words her distinct style and soulful music.
During the recent interview she gave to FM99 WNOR, Amy Lee has talked about her recent works, including her unique collaboration with the Wagakki Band, and the upcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth,’ which is due 2020.
While speaking of the satisfaction of focusing on one song at a time, instead of going with the whole album release, Lee emphasized the joy of having each moment with the fans, interacting about the songs for a while.
Aside from her own projects, it was also asked Amy Lee what she thinks about Billie Eilish, who turned out to be one of the biggest stars in the world through the internet. She responded to this question by remarking that she loves Billie so much.
Amy said Billie Eilish is her favorite thing about the past year of music and that she’s totally pure, taking risks, and not like she was put together by some machine. Lee also touched upon the fact that Billie is totally weird, and a little bit goth, but she gives her so much hope about the future of music.
Here’s what Amy Lee said about Billie Eilish:
“I don’t know, but I love it so much. It’s my favorite thing about the past year of music – Billie Eilish. It’s totally pure, it’s taking risks, it’s different, it’s not like it was put together by some machine.
It’s completely real and hurtful, totally weird, and, if I may say so, a little bit goth. And I love it! And it blew everything up and became mainstream! That gives me so much hope.”
During a conversation with Loudwire, Evanescence singer Amy Lee talked about politically speaking up on the recent single "Use My Voice," while also touching on Bring Me the Horizon, and more.
When asked," 'Use My Voice,' your latest single - it marked the first time that you really began opening up about your political and social opinions. Did you find that there were any unexpected or surprising reactions to you deciding to be open?", Amy replied (transcribed by UG):
"You know, reactions are something I try not to pour too much into. Social media is awesome, I'm so grateful for it because I really feel the ability to speak directly and represent myself without the filter of, whatever - journalism, headlines, I don't know.
"I really do love having it, but at the same time, I feel like I'm the kind of person that if I wasn't in a band and we didn't have something to promote, that I wouldn't really be on there very much.
"I absolutely used it and especially now, when we've had to be apart from our fans, we can't have meet-and-greets, we can't have concerts... To be able to see them there and connect with them there is awesome.
"But I step away a lot too. I think that right now, it's not that there isn't a reason, but everything is so charged here. We are just fighting. Like, this is a country at war with itself! And I hate that.
"And I don't want to add to the madness, I don't want to be in there, screaming, I don't think screaming your opinions from on top of the building is actually going to change anybody's mind.
"I think what you have to do is try your best to stand for what you believe in, do it with respect. For me, I just finally got to a point where it's right and wrong, and there's a lot at stake, so much at stake, lives are at stake, people are dying - we have to do something, anything.
"We need change. So whatever I can do to help just like promote the truth, and encourage people to vote, I feel like we are not all being represented.
"And the fact we'll be able to use that song to encourage people to vote - in general - use your voice! Not mine, not somebody else's opinion, speak for yourself, use your voice! Super important - I'm really grateful to have that song."
Amazing! Well, so you started working on the song a couple of years ago, but 2020 seems like it's the perfect time for that to come out. What message exactly were you trying to spread with that song? And did you foresee it being so relevant to the times when you were writing it? "It just kept becoming more and more true, it was so weird. Even down to - we got to shooting the music video, and there's this shot that we sort of like, 'Oh, are we gonna do this? Fireworks over the White House...'
"And the next day, it happened! They were setting off fireworks at the end of the RNC, it was like, 'Oh, man, it's real! What is this coming from?' I couldn't have scripted that - I don't think. It's just been a wild thing.
"If you speak up, like, there are other people, we are strong when we're together - I feel the power of unity and sisterly love in that song with my friends, to be on there together just supporting each other, just supporting each other in general. That's what we need!
"I'm grateful for that, as one of the biggest things about it, the fact that it really is for me a symbol of unity, of women supporting women, and just people supporting people, just us standing together and going, 'Hey, my voice matters, your voice matters, let's do this together!'"
Does it bother you knowing that you have fans that may not share some of your beliefs? And were you worried about losing any of your fan-base when you started being more vocal about your own? "It doesn't bother me. I have a lot of people in my life, that we all have different beliefs, opinions, backgrounds. I don't think that should stop us from being able to be friends, or talk to each other, or be family.
"The same thing with fans - I don't mind if people don't agree with what I believe. Come on, we need to live in a society where it's OK to have differences, we really do, because we all have differences from each other.
"That's not what's important. What's important is that we can function together with those differences."
I wholeheartedly agree with you. Have you ever experienced an election this polarizing and do you have any particular message for fans with the election only being a few days away? "I haven't ever, nothing like this. This is historical, for sure. The message I would say is - get out and vote early!
"I went on the first day of early voting here in Tennessee, and I actually waited in line for two hours, and then my husband went a few days later thinking maybe it would slow down, it was an hour and a half.
"And I've encouraged my family, we've all gone and voted early just to get out of the way because there's just so many more people voting this year. The easier we can make it for the workers and the whole system to handle getting everybody's vote, to actually count, and get in, and just not let it be flooded on election day.
"Or potentially wait in line all day! I would just go get it done if you can, if it's possible, early if you're going in person - just go for it, get it over with."
Well, so you may have some fans who've heard your message and they do want to start getting more involved but they might not exactly know how. What advice can you give to people who are looking to be more vocal and active but are afraid to speak up and may need some guidance along the way? "Man, it's representative so many things beyond elections. But I personally have not been a strong political force in any way before this time. This has been a big awakening for me, and I know a lot of other people to get more involved.
"And I am going to pay more attention to our local leaders and representation, and the things on a smaller level, than just thinking about the president. There's a lot of other people that get those people in place and keep those people in check.
"And it's all important. I'm just gonna start paying a lot more attention to what's going on around me on a smaller level, and try to always be on the side of right, and voice when something's wrong."
Asked about making an appearance on the latest Bring Me the Horizon single "One Day the Only Butterflies Left Will Be in Your Chest as You March Towards Your Death," Amy replied:
"It's so good, I love it so much. It just made me instantly really happy. I knew I had to just stop what I was doing and pour into it for a minute.
"It was just a really fun escape from that little stuck moment that I was in, and it inspired me. It helped me feel, I don't know... beautiful. The song is beautiful."
"That song is always gonna have a special place in my heart because I felt like, in a moment as an artist when I was stuck, another artist came along and helped me."
This year has given people a lot more free time to do things they normally wouldn't have time to do — like learning to play the guitar, for example. Now, you can enter to win an Evanescence exclusive PRS guitar to practice on.
The lucky winner will receive the guitar, which features a custom wrap inspired by Evanescence's latest single "Use My Voice," and a VIP laminate signed by vocalist Amy Lee. The guitar is currently one of only 20 that were made.
The contest will run from today (Nov. 9) through noon EST on Monday, Nov. 23. See photos of both the guitar and the laminate below, and enter to win the prize underneath.
Evanescence have released three singles off their upcoming album The Bitter Truth so far this year. The most recent, "Use My Voice" was used in partnership with the non-partisan organization Head Count to encourage people to vote.
We recently had the chance to speak to Lee about the song, the 2020 Presidential election — which she admitted has been the most polarizing of her lifetime — and her collaboration with Bring Me the Horizon. Check out the full interview here.