This new LP marks the band’s first collection of original music to be released in almost a decade.
It’s hard to believe it’s been almost 10 years since we last heard new material from Evanescence. However, back in 2019, Amy Lee finally confirmed that Evanescence planned to release their new album sometime in 2020.
Then, shortly after they unveiled the tour dates for their now-rescheduled Worlds Collide tour, Evanescence made their return with “Wasted On You.” The single’s debut marked their first piece of original music since 2011’s Evanescence.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Evanescence originally planned to release The Bitter Truth incrementally throughout 2020. The reason? Well, they feel like their fans need this new music more than ever.
“As far as business is concerned, this is considered a terrible time to release,” Lee said. “But we believe that people need music now more than ever. We do, and we’re not going to wait to share it because who knows what tomorrow brings. Who knows if it even comes? This is who we really are and we’re calling out across the world for a connection.”
Throughout the rest of the year, Evanescence kept their promise and released even more new songs. In July, they debuted their emotional guitar-driven single “The Game Is Over.” Then in August, “Use My Voice” was released ahead of the 2020 presidential election. Evanescence are joined by Lzzy Hale, the Pretty Reckless‘ Taylor Momsen, Within Temptation‘s Sharon den Adel and more on the powerful song.
Upon the release of “Use My Voice,” Lee revealed that she hopes the song will inspire individuals to speak up for themselves in every situation they encounter.
“This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty,” Lee said. “I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices, and use them as I step up to use mine. Don’t let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.”
Now, Evanescence have finally confirmed when fans can hear the rest of The Bitter Truth. The highly-anticipated album is officially arriving on Mar. 26, 2021. In celebration of the news, Evanescence have also debuted their new song “Yeah Right.”
The heavy new track reveals a more self-cynical view of the experiences Evanescence have had in the music industry over the years. Between Lee’s powerful vocals and the playful nature of the entire track, “Yeah Right” is another classic addition to Evanescence’s discography.
Our first album of original music in almost a decade, ’The Bitter Truth’ is available for pre-order now! Get “Yeah Right,” “Use My Voice,” “The Game Is Over,” and “Wasted On You” instantly when you pre-order. https://t.co/P3y03Cyn6x pic.twitter.com/pLd8fqIgEZ
— Evanescence (@evanescence) December 4, 2020
Pre-orders for The Bitter Truth are available here. Those that pre-order the LP now will receive instant downloads of all of Evanescence’s already-released new songs.
In preparation for The Bitter Truth‘s debut, Evanescence are hosting a full-band livestream performance on Saturday, Dec. 5 called Evanescence: A Live Session From Rock Falcon Studio.
For the special event, Evanescence are safely assembling from Nashville, Sacramento and Germany to perform live renditions of songs from The Bitter Truth for the first time ever. As well, their livestream will include some fan-favorite hits and “a few can’t miss surprises.”
The entire event is being hosted at Nashville’s Rock Falcon Studio where Evanescence recorded their new album The Bitter Truth. The intimate virtual livestream kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 5 at 1 P.M. PT/4 P.M. ET and will be available to watch until Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 11:59 P.M. ET. Event tickets are available to purchase here.
A sneak peek of the band’s live performance of “Use My Voice” and their new song “Yeah Right” are available to stream below.
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