EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee's new album, "Amy Lee Featuring Dave Eggar: Aftermath", sold around 6,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 47 on The Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which was released on August 25 via 110 Records, Inc., is a film-score collaboration with Dave Eggar for the movie "War Story", which premiered in January at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
Lee told MTV earlier the year that the music for "Aftermath" is unlike anything she's done before. She explained, "It's going to surprise my fans. It's not what you'd expect; the film is very dark, very introspective . . . There are moments of playing, and it's musical, but there are a lot of moments where Dave and I just built walls of sounds, out of blaring cellos and trombones and synthesizers and harp, all on top of each other. Sort of creating new sounds. It's not, like, a soundtrack. it's an atmosphere."
Lee did write one new song for the film, called "Push The Button", about which she said, "It's very different for me, it's electronic; I did it all myself." She added, "This whole process has been really different, and freeing. Doing my band, it's always been a big deal, a lot of pressure, a lot of hoops to jump through and things to live up to . . . (this) wasn't about production and singles and worldwide success, it's about the integrity of the art piece we're creating."
Lee said that she would like to score more films, explaining, "Dave and I were already talking about taking a meeting for another film, and I definitely want to work with him again."
"Amy Lee Featuring Dave Eggar: Aftermath" track listing:
01. Push The Button
02. White Out (featuring Dave Eggar)
03. Remember To Breathe (featuring Dave Eggar)
04. Dark Water (featuring Malika Zarra)
05. Between Worlds (featuring Dave Eggar)
06. Drifter (featuring Dave Eggar)
07. Can't Stop What's Coming (featuring Dave Eggar)
08. Voice In My Head (featuring Dave Eggar)
09. Lockdown (featuring Dave Eggar)
10. After (featuring Dave Eggar)
Lee has confirmed in a new interview with Rolling Stone that she doesn't have any plans "to do anything with [EVANESCENCE]" for the foreseeable future. Asked about the group's current status, Lee explained, "The situation is we're not doing it now. I don't like to make predictions about the future, because I'm honestly open-minded, and I would never want to say I'm done with any of it, because it's a huge part of me. I've loved my time with EVANESCENCE, I wouldn't want to just throw it away, but, for the foreseeable future, I don't have any plans to do anything with the band."
Lee continued, "It's really important to me to take some time to show some different sides of myself . . . there does need to be other outlets for me to make music."
Lee, who became a mother for the first time in July, said that she keeps in touch with the members of the band, but added that "the days of living on the road and an album cycle be this giant daunting thing of working in the studio for six months then going on the road for a year or two, they're behind me."
The last EVANESCENCE album, a self-titled effort, came out in 2011.