Evanescence have confirmed new music for 2019. The band additionally say that their forthcoming release will be a follow-up to 2011’s self-titled record.
“We all really wanna do it,” Lee says. “And it’s not one of those things where it’s, like, ‘Someday, maybe we’ll do something again.’ Everybody’s on board, and we’re getting together to do a few shows next year in [the self-titled] style — partially because I think it’ll be good for us to get back to that root, just get back to playing Evanescence-style rock and roll and just jive together again.”
Lee says that the band has no large touring plans next year. Other than a few shows, Lee wants to be able to have the time to flush out new ideas.
Lee continues to explain how the majority of the time spent with her band is composed of remembering and practicing their already-recorded discography for large tours. However, she says that they are always constantly inspired by one another. Lee says that within the next year, she is excited to carry out those inspirations with new music.
“I think it’s gonna be cool that instead of getting on a long tour, next year is sort of an open year for getting inspired and being creative and getting together to play a few shows also,” Lee says. “So we have the time to get together and feel each other, be a band, but also there’s room all around us for us to go, ‘Okay. That was fun. I’ve got an idea. How about next week? Is everybody free? Let’s get together.’”
Despite the band’s promising plans, there is no specific timeline set in stone for the release of new music just yet.
In the rest of the interview, Lee explains the differences involved in playing a rock-type show versus those with an orchestra. Lee touches on the challenges ahead of “going back to the basics.” For her heavier performances, Lee says that she tries to use the entire stage, project her voice and amp up the crowd as much as possible.
“I’m not nervous about it, but we haven’t practiced it yet,” Lee says. “We haven’t actually played rock-style in over a year, I’m kind of curious about it again.”
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