EVANESCENCE will release its self-titled third major label album on October 11, five years after the group issued its last effort, 2006’s “The Open Door”. But one of the reasons the new record took so long to come out is that singer Amy Lee began work on a version of it last year that she ended up scrapping. The Pulse Of Radio asked Lee why that first attempt at recording didn’t work out. “I think it really was a case of us going in the studio too soon,” she said. “I think people a lot of times get pressure for moving fast, especially in this day and age — you know, the public has a short attention span, you know, it’s all about striking while the iron’s hot. I don’t believe that. I believe in great music. If this is gonna be our big EVANESCENCEcomeback record, it wasn’t there yet. So we kept working. We ended up making a record that I’m just, it’s my favorite so far. We’re all really proud of it.”
The first single from the new EVANESCENCE record is called “What You Want”. The band released a video for the track this week.
EVANESCENCE played its first concert in almost two years on August 17 at War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, performing four songs from the new disc and opening the show with “What You Want”.
The five-piece group will kick off a 15-city North American run on October 10 in Oakland, California.