EVANESCENCE SINGER RELEASES FIRST NEW SONG IN THREE YEARS
Evanescence singer Amy Lee has released her first new song in three years and her first proper solo recording, titled "Push The Button." The track is taken from the new album Aftermath, the soundtrack to the movie War Story that Lee wrote with cellist and composer Dave Eggar. Lee told MTV News about the song, "It's very different for me, it's electronic. I did it all myself, which was crazy, because I'm used to engineering and writing and mixing demos in my house, but being responsible for that being the end product was a new challenge for me."
Aftermath came out earlier this week, with Lee recently telling Rolling Stone, "I wanted it to be completely different. I didn't want it to be like Evanescence just because I've flexed that muscle so much . . . It's one of my first chances to show another side and this definitely plays with a lot of the same emotions I played with in Evanescence, but instrumentally, it's not trying to be mainstream."
Lee told us not long ago that she's not the same person she was when she started Evanescence as a teenager, and that getting older has definitely impacted her songwriting: "Now I'm in a place where I'm older, I want to think more about life and living life, and hope and forgiveness, and a lot of themes that maybe just weren't cool enough to me when I was a teenager writing music."
She told Rolling Stone that she was comfortable within her image from Evanescence but that there was more to her than that, explaining, "I never felt like I was playing a role, you just change . . . When I wrote 'Bring Me to Life,' I was 19. Imagine the things that you thought and the way that you spoke and things that you did when you were 19 years old."
Lee also told Rolling Stone that she has no plans "to do anything with" Evanescence for the foreseeable future, adding that
Lee, who became a mother for the first time last month, said that while she keeps in touch with the members of the band, "the days of . . . working in the studio for six months then going on the road for a year or two, they're behind me."
CHECK IT OUT: Listen to "Push The Button":
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