Amy Lee of Evanescence was recently interviewed by Louder Sound on the band’s career, the difficulties she’s faced as a singer, and the band’s early days. When asked if she was dissatisfied that the band’s second most successful album, ‘The Open Door,’ didn’t sell as well as ‘Fallen,’ she said no. She gave a succinct response: “That’s a difficult question to answer. I try not to think about business too much. Naturally, you want it to be the finest. Of course, I want it to be No. 1 all the time, but that is not why I do it.
I concentrate on creating something fantastic that I enjoy and that our audience enjoy.” Though the album did not sell well, Lee did not regret releasing it because it had a high value for the band. Lee was interviewed by 105.7 The Point on the 15th anniversary of ‘The Open Door,’ where she discussed her feelings and worries when the record was initially released.
She elaborated: “‘The Open Door’ was a significant moment for me personally, and ‘Fallen’ was an incredible thing that happened to us at such a young age, but there was still so much anxiety and uncertainty.” I knew it was everyone watching at me, thinking, ‘Can she do that? Is that true? You’re just saying it? Was it really all someone else’s fault?’ I knew it was a big opportunity for me to prove myself and show that I still wanted it.” The album debuted at number one on Billboard’s ‘US 200,’ ‘US Top Rock Albums,’ and ‘European Albums’ charts in its first week and was certified platinum. You can listen to the album in the player below.