EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has released her cover version of the LED ZEPPELIN classic "Going To California" via her newly launched YouTube channel. Check it out below. Says Lee about her decision to cover "Going To California": "This song is a classic that I've loved for as long as I can remember. It puts me at peace.
"My friend and manager, Jordan, had recorded the instrumentation for fun and when I heard it a few months ago, I knew instantly that I had to sing on it. "Listening to mommy sing usually helps get Jack into that elusive sleepy place, and this song has been a regular rotation nap-time hit around our house this fall.
"As I was preparing for the November EVANESCENCE shows, I just really wanted a moment like this in our set. So I showed this version to Troy, who made it a personal challenge to master a finger-picking-based song, which was outside his comfort zone (not that you could tell — he sounded amazing!).
EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has released her cover version of the Chris Isaak track "Baby Did A Bad, Bad Thing" via her recently launched YouTube channel. Check it out below.
"It all started back in '09. I'm always on the lookout for a chance to write for film, and the people making 'Cabin In The Woods' wanted a cover of this song for the scene where a girl is dared to make out with a taxidermy wolf head on the wall. Gotta love it! We were hanging out writing together anyway, so I decided to take a stab at it with my collaborator and friend Will Hunt (producer/owner of Spaceway Studios in Ft. Worth). They sent us the scene to write to and we had a blast making a short part of this version — we LOVED it! …They didn't! Ha. And so it goes. We went ahead and finished out the song in my studio just for us, and, after many late-night jams with friends, decided it was too cool to waste — it was going on the next album."
She continued: "That album was the first time I watched something I was working on totally blow up in my face. The suits had a change of heart during a frustrating recording process and I was told that none of the songs I'd been pouring my heart into for a year, in any form, were good enough — time to start over. I was devastated. I was furious. I was determined to take control of the situation and use it to push myself forward. It ended up making me angry enough to write EVANESCENCE's heaviest album — which I love — and we did end up using three songs from the original project, but I was still left feeling unsatisfied about what I lovingly refer to as my 'broken record.'"
Lee added: "I've believed, mostly alone, in this damaged little handful of unfinished recordings for five years, and for the first time I own them. I plan to finish some, re-do some, and probably keep a couple to myself. Since this one is a cover, I decided to mix it the way I wanted it and put it out alongside the covers I've been doing lately. It feels SO good to finally share it!"
Evanescence vocalist Amy Lee is trading in her black eyeshadow and releasing a children’s album titled Dream Too Much, and she’s just given us (and kids everywhere) a taste of what’s in store.
As Rolling Stone reports, Dream Too Much will feature 12 songs, including covers of The Beatles’ Hello Goodbye and the Sesame Street classic Rubber Duckie, as well as some original compositions. The album was inspired by Lee’s experiences singing to her two-year-old son Jack, as well as the songs her father would sing to her as a child.
Beginning as a cute gift idea for her father’s 60th birthday, it grew from there, with the whole family jumping into the studio to help out. Lee’s sisters Carrie and Lori sing harmonies on the album, her uncle Tom plays guitar, bass and harmonica, and her dad plays ukulele, dobro and banjo. Even little Jack ends up making a cameo, so yeah, the Lees are pretty much just the cutest musical family ever (sorry Hanson).
Evanescence are winding down their 2016 touring activity, but will make sure that fans everywhere will get a chance to see their final date. The band will be playing the Paramount in Huntington, N.Y. Wednesday night (Nov. 23) and they’ll be teaming up with Live Nation to stream the show online.
The band has been touring in the lead up to the release of the band’s massive vinyl box set. The Ultimate Collection is due to arrive Dec. 9 via Concord / Bicycle. Included are six LPs that span their four studio albums (The Open Door requires two LPs) and a rarities set titled The Lost Whispers.
EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has finally revealed the details of the unique project which the band has been working on for the past few months. Due this fall, the album, titled "Synthesis", will be called that "because it is a synthesis — the combination, the contrast, the synergy between the organic and the synthetic, and also the past and the present," the singer said in a video message announcing the record.
According to Amy, "Synthesis" will be different from all previous EVANESCENCE albums in that it will be "about orchestra and electronica. We're taking our music, stripping out the big distorted guitars, stripping out the rock drums and replacing it with full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds. We've gone through our entire catalog of music and picked out the songs that are made to be heard in this way, and we're sewing them together from the ground up," she explained.
Clarifying that "Synthesis" is not a collection nof remixed versions of existing EVANESCENCE songs, Amy said that the album's creation involved rebuilding the material "from the ground up, with different tempos, with different parts, with intros and outros and segues and new pieces, and putting this all together like one big piece of music, like one big classical piece, or sort of like a soundtrack. Actually, in a lot of ways, it sounds a lot like the soundtrack of my life. [Laughs]"
In addition to reworked versions of EVANESCENCE songs that fans will already be familiar with, "Synthesis" will contain "two completely new and original compositions as well." Amy added: "We're collaborating on this with the legendary David Campbell, who arranged the strings for all three of our albums. This time he's come to the table with way more — full orchestra, meaning wood winds and brass and strings and harp and just the whole thing. It's really awesome."