EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee recently talked to Amazon.de about her band's latest album, "Synthesis". You can watch the chat below.
Speaking about the lyrical message behind EVANESCENCE's latest single, "Imperfection", one of the two new songs featured on "Synthesis", Lee said: "'Imperfection' has several meanings, and one of them is definitely about loss and the sadness that we all feel and the struggle of getting through it is undeniable. And I think that we need to connect, and the point is expressing that and connecting to each other, that's hard to sum up. But another part of it is accepting our flaws and our differences and not seeing them so much as flaws as the thing about us that makes us us. So when the song talks about 'imperfection,' it's really describing… just your you, your uniqueness, that thing. And if could all maybe look at our imperfections a little bit less like imperfections and a little bit more like our uniqueness — I don't know — maybe that would be a good thing. I still struggle with it."
"Synthesis" sold 34,000 equivalent album units in the week ending November 16, according to Nielsen Music, to land at position No. 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. Of that sum, 30,000 were in traditional album sales. The set is a reimagining of some of EVANESCENCE's best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones. "Synthesis" is EVANESCENCE's first album since its 2011 self-titled release, which debuted at No. 1. The new album is the group's fourth top 10 effort, following "Evanescence", "The Open Door" (No. 1 in 2006) and "Fallen" (No. 3, 2003).
In support of "Synthesis", EVANESCENCE — lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura — is currently in the midst of its extensive "Synthesis Live" headlining tour of North America. "Synthesis Live" features Lee and the band embedded with a live 28-piece orchestra and electronic programming, delivering a transcendent experience.
Living up to its name, "Synthesis" is a combination of organic and synthesized sounds featuring Lee's virtuosic singing and piano playing, supported by her band and a full symphony orchestra performing arrangements by longtime collaborator, orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell as well as an array of electronic music programming and effects engineered by the band, co-producer William Hunt and programmer/mixer Damian Taylor (BJÖRK, THE KILLERS, ARCADE FIRE). The album features two new EVANESCENCE songs: "Imperfection" and "Hi-Lo", the latter of which includes a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling.
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