A trailer for “My Heart Is Broken”, the new video from EVANESCENCE, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on December 1 in Los Angeles with director Dean Karr, who has previously worked with IRON MAIDEN, OZZY OSBOURNE and MARILYN MANSON, among others. The full clip will premiere on VEVOon January 24.
EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee explained to MTV News (see video below) that she drew inspiration for “My Heart Is Broken” from the 1988 British fantasy/horror film “Paperhouse”, which stuck with her since she first saw it as a teen.
“[It’s about] this girl, and everything that she would draw would come to life in her dreams, and she was creating this dream world for herself. And at first, it was cool, but then it’s like this nightmare,” she said. “So I sort of thought it would apply, and be cool, to have it be this dream that you’re trapped in. So you’re in a place that, at first, is a magical world, but at the same time, you’re isolated and trapped there, and that’s the reason you want to come back to reality after a time.
“We’re playing with fiber optics, and so it’s basically like I’m drawing the world around me from nothingness, and when I draw things with my hands, it’s like they actually come to life,” she continued. “So it’s a lot of fun with creating this surreal dream world, and the guys’ performance is sort of like the dream within the dream, in an abyss of darkness; it’s very cool.”
“My Heart Is Broken” comes off EVANESCENCE‘s self-titled third major label album, which 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. The band’s previous CD, “The Open Door”, opened with 447,000 units back in October 2006 to debut at No. 1.
“The Open Door” has shifted 2.1 million copies in the United States so far, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
EVANESCENCE‘s debut album, “Fallen”, has sold 7.6 million copies since its March 2003 release.