EVANESCENCE has released a new version of its song "Lacrymosa". Taken from the band's next album, "Synthesis", which is due on November 10, the track features full orchestration in a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds, with help from arranger and composer David Campbell.
"Synthesis" will feature two new EVANESCENCE songs in addition to fan favorites re-recorded with a live orchestra and electronica. The effort includes guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on "Hi-Lo", one of the new tracks on the disc.
The "Synthesis Live" tour launched on October 14 on the West Coast. Like the album, "Synthesis Live" features a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra, electronics combined with the band and frontwoman Amy Lee's virtuoso piano and voice.
"This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars," explained Lee. "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.
The fourth in a series of webisodes featuring footage from the making of EVANESCENCE's next album, "Synthesis", can be seen below.
In the latest episode of "Inside Synthesis", we explore the making of "Hi-Lo", one of the two new tracks on the album, featuring a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling.
Catch Evanescence on tour with a full orchestra this fall.
Dates: 10/27 - Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre 10/28 - Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium 10/30 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts 10/31 - Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor 11/2 - Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater 11/3 - Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino - Grand Theater 11/5 - Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre - Boston 11/7 - Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center 11/8 - Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre 11/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre 11/30 - Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre 12/2 - Carmel, IN @ The Palladium 12/5 - Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre 12/6 - Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre 12/8 - Toronto, ON Canada @ Sony Centre for Performing Arts 12/9 - Windsor, ON Canada @ Caesar's Windsor 12/11 - Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Music Hall 12/13 - Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre 12/15 - Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort 12/16 - San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium 12/19 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Amy Lee is in a playful mood. Despite talking to press all day, the Evanescence singer and gothic rock superstar is warm and chatty, anticipating our next question with a, “C’mon, what you got, whatcha got?” and giggling. “You’re my last in a looong block of interviews,” she tells us in her throaty, sing-song voice before we begin – but to her credit, it’s clear that when it comes to talking about Evanescence, she’s so fiercely proud of her band that she relishes the chance to set a few things straight.
Over 22 years, Evanescence have continued to defy expectation. From their humble, teenage beginnings in the 90s to the overwhelming breakthrough of Bring Me To Life, the song that became ubiquitous on every music channel for its iconic depiction of Amy Lee as a kind of gothic Rapunzel, to their new record Synthesis, an orchestral retrospective of their career, there’s a lot of ground to cover. Yes, with just three studio albums in 20 years, they’ve appeared to have some long breaks, but Amy is adamant that it’s all part of a process that’s allowed the band to continue.