Evanescence’s current album, ‘The Bitter Truth,’ was released in 2021, four years after their previous album, ‘Synthesis.’ In a recent interview with Triple M, Amy Lee discussed the band’s long intervals between albums, as well as the criticism they received from fans, and explained the rationale for their extended recording schedule. When asked how people reacted to the extended gaps between albums, she stated: “People like to slam us for taking so long between records, and there’s always pressure to hurry up and’strike while the iron is hot.'” All of these record label jargon. It’s not false, but I’ve had a chance in between each record to entertain the notion that maybe that was it, and I’d signed myself from scratch, you know, who am I? What am I concerned about? “For example, who am I now?” Sure, it can feel like an eternity waiting for a new Evanescence album. But, as Amy explained, these pauses constitute more than just relaxation for her: And every time, it has lead me back to Evanescence from a genuine place.
My love for it, and my fight like it’s nothing – ‘It’s worth the fight!’ You are aware. That’s exactly who I am! It’s not 100% me, but it’s a big part of who I am, and I wasn’t simply a character the first time we did it. It’s the real me, and I’m willing to fight for it. It’s something that just gets more real with time. It’s difficult to put into words.” Lee reaffirmed these sentiments while discussing the publication date of ‘The Bitter Truth’ in a 2020 interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio, stating: “I like to keep an open mind about what I can be and do in life.
” I love the music I’ve created with this band, and there have been times when I’ve been more excited about it, more passionate about it, more in love with it, and more eager to pour into it than others. You have to get away from it sometimes. It’s completely saturated.” Evanescence is currently preparing for their Australian tour, which will begin this summer. The five-city tour will commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the band’s debut album, ‘Fallen.’ They will also perform at Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany, as well as other nations such as France and Japan.