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The track is a mixture of classic Evanescence with a new layer of synth and beats. Not to mention, the track touches on depression and those we've lost to suicide.
“For me, this is the most important song on the album,” singer Amy Lee tells NME. “I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice.
“It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences.”
“Imperfection” is one of two new songs that will be featured on the band's upcoming fourth album, Synthesis, out November 10.
Watch the music video for “Imperfection” below:
Plus, the band are on a fall tour, featuring a reimagining of some of the band’s best-loved songs, with a spotlight on the full orchestra and electronics combined with the band. Check out the full list of cities and dates below.
10/20 – Houston, TX @ Revention Music Center
10/22 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion at Irving Music Factory
10/23 – New Orleans, LA @ Mahalia Jackson Theater for the Performing Arts
10/25 – Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
10/27 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheatre
10/28 – Charlotte, NC @ Ovens Auditorium
10/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Heinz Hall for the Performing Arts
10/31 – Oxon Hill, MD @ MGM National Harbor
11/2 – Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theater
11/3 – Mashantucket, CT @ Foxwoods Resort Casino – Grand Theater
11/5 – Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre – Boston
11/7 – Bethlehem, PA @ Sands Bethlehem Event Center
11/8 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome Theatre
11/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Kings Theatre
11/30 – Chicago, IL @ Chicago Theatre
12/2 – Carmel, IN @ The Palladium
12/5 – Minneapolis, MN @ State Theatre
12/6 – Madison, WI @ Orpheum Theatre
12/8 – Toronto, ON Canada @ Sony Centre for Performing Arts
12/9 – Windsor, ON Canada @ Caesar's Windsor
12/11 – Kansas City, MO @ Kansas City Music Hall
12/13 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
12/15 – Reno, NV @ Grand Theatre at The Grand Sierra Resort
12/16 – San Francisco, CA @ Masonic Auditorium
12/19 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
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