EVANESCENCE have selected "My Immortal" as the next single from their double-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen".
"It's definitely a different song than our first single," singer Amy Lee told Steppin' Out magazine. "This time we're releasing a ballad and a lot of us weren't ready to put out a ballad yet. We felt we should keep putting out rock songs and be hard. But honestly, the fans have been asking for the ballad.
"I don't see [our fans] as 'metal guys'. They're just people who love our music and understand it. The people who come to our shows and are real fans aren't going to just listen to one thing we do and say, 'That sucks!' because it's a little different. Everything we do is always a little different. So I think it's going to be fine. Whenever we do 'My Immortal' everyone sings along. They know it. It's soft and mellow. But it's going to be great! I'm looking forward to having it come out as a single."
Lee also explained the reasons for her decision to write the words "Useless" and "Whore" across her clothing (photos) during the group's recent show in New York City. When asked if that was just a fashion statement, or if she really feels like a useless whore, Amy said, "It was a statement about a lot of things. I can relate it to something that happened the last time we were in New York. Some guy from a radio station [Maize from K-ROCK] talked really negatively about me when he introduced us on stage. He came out on stage and he was crass in general. We did an interview with him before the show and he gave me a thong and asked me on a date while on the air. It was just really rude. Then, when he introduced our band, he made a reference to jacking off to the album cover and all this stuff. It really messed me up for the first song because I was so pissed off. But I didn't say anything. Even though I was pissed off, I was so embarrassed and humiliated I didn't know what to say. I mentioned something like, 'Obviously, that's not what our band is about...' Whatever. But I didn't make a big statement about it. So I kind of see the dress that I wore the other night as something innocent that has been shit on. It's this cute little doll's dress, like 'Alice In Wonderland', with all these abusive words on it. But when I originally designed it, it was supposed to be about domestic abuse. But for New York it made sense for me to wear the dress and use it as a statement over what happened the last time I was in town."