EVANESCENCE Singer Talks About Songwriting Process For New Album

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's multi-platinum "Fallen" CD.

"I write by myself initially," Lee explained. "That's the way I've always written, just working on pure thought by myself. Then I bring it to the table with whoever I'm collaborating with."

"[Former COLD guitarist Terry Balsamo and I] have been writing together for the past couple of weeks," Lee said. "We're working really well together. I'm just very excited because [the new songs] already have a new sound. It still sounds like the EVANESCENCE everybody knows, but at the same time it's going in a new direction, and I love that direction."

Lee has also been working on music for the upcoming film "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe", inspired by the children's book by C.S. Lewis.

"I love the kind of stranger children's stuff," she said. "I think that's very much what our music is inspired by. Not only death and the morbid stuff, but that it comes from the perspective of a child and things relating to childhood, because that's what I went through."

Lee was offered a small role in the film, currently in production in New Zealand, but considering the role she requested, the film's producers may have been too freaked out to give her a part.

"They were like, 'Do you want to do a cameo?' And I was like, 'Hell yeah! Let me die. I want to be somebody who gets murdered.' So I don't think that's going to happen." Read more.

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