The official lyric video for EVANESCENCE‘s song “Lost In Paradise” can be seen below. The track comes off the band’s self-titled third major label album, which came out last October, five years after the group issued its last effort, 2006’s “The Open Door”.
“Evanescence” sold 127,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 1 on The Billboard 200 chart.
In a 2011 interview with MTV News, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee stated about “Lost In Paradise”, “That’s the one that made us cry … like, literally, just in here, working on it, there have been tears. I love that song. When I was writing it, it wasn’t anything; it was just pure, it was just for me. I was literally just writing it for me, to soothe my own feelings by expressing them. And I just thought, ‘Piano, vocals, I can record it by myself at my house, and that’ll be the track. … It’ll be a B-side somewhere or something.’
“[But] then … as we were working on other songs — focusing more on rock songs — I kept listening to it for fun, because it was mine, and I sent it to [producer] Nick [Raskulinecz] and I was like, ‘I want you to listen to this. … The more I listen to it, the more I think it means something,’ ” she continued. “And he, instantly, was like, ‘We have to do that song.’ And it was his idea to bring the band into it, and at first, I was totally like, ‘I don’t get that.’ But once we did, it just blew the thing wide open, in a way I had never thought about before. It’s perfect; it’s meant to be the way it is.”
One of the reasons “Evanescence” took so long to come out is that Lee began work on a version of it in 2010 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 EVANESCENCE comeback 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.”
“Lost In Paradise” lyric video:
“Lost In Paradise” performance: