Evanescence has launched the video for “Use My Voice,” their new single that “captures the current socio-political zeitgeist of advocacy and activism” (MTV). The visuals follow frontwoman Amy Lee, her bandmates, and a diverse group of citizens as they unite for change and justice.
Watch the video for “Use My Voice,” directed by acclaimed filmmaker Eric Howell, above. Lee first met Howell back in 2015 when she was asked to write the end title theme for his film, ‘Voice From The Stone’, starring Emilia Clarke (Game Of Thrones).
Beginning with Amy alone in the dark and ending in a collective light-filled demonstration as the day breaks, the video serves as a hopeful metaphor of moving from darkness into a more illuminated future by being heard.
Earlier this month, Evanescence partnered with HeadCount, one of the leading non-partisan, non-profit voter information services in the US to help people navigate the registration and voting process by providing information on options to vote safely during COVID. Check out the “Use My Voice” PSA.
Watch Amy speak with CBS This Morning’s Anthony Mason HERE about HeadCount, “Use My Voice,” and the process of collaborating with some very special guest vocalists: Lzzy Hale (also featured in the video), Taylor Momsen, Sharon den Adel (Within Temptation), Deena Jakoub (VERIDIA), Lindsey Stirling, and more.
“We are proud to stand up and join the fight against the injustice, lies, and oppression that plague our country and the world. No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, or who you love, your voice matters. We hope to shine a light in the darkness, to empower and inspire. Use your voice. Vote.” – Amy Lee
“Use My Voice” follows “Wasted on You” and “The Game is Over” as the third song and video to be released from The Bitter Truth, Evanescence’s forthcoming new album, which is the first to contain all-new material in nearly a decade. The self-shot while-in-quarantine video for “Wasted on You” was recently nominated for “Best Rock” at the forthcoming MTV Video Music Awards and has been lauded by Elle, Rolling Stone, The New York Times, BBC, Kerrang, Marie Claire, and Metal Hammer among others. The Bitter Truth promises fans more of the heavy, vocal-driven, and expertly-arranged rock for which Evanescence is known.
Early Praise for “Use My Voice” and ‘The Bitter Truth’
“Lee can’t be silenced” – MTV
“A triumphant return” – Kerrang
“Evanescence returns with a mission” – Billboard
“Fierce” – Marie Claire
“Epic” – Metal Hammer
“Evanescence is back and frontwoman Amy Lee is once again at the top of her game” – Consequence of Sound
“It’s epic. It’s powerful. It’s inspiring” – Rocksound
“The renaissance of Evanescence is one of the few good things to happen in 2020 … the “Bring Me To Life” hitmakers have lost none of their edge.” – Idolator
The band tour Europe next year with Within Temptation, the new 2021 dates are:
Wed 8th Sept Zurich, CH, Hallenstadion Zurich
Thu 9th Sept Milan, IT, Mediolanum Forum Milan
Sat 11th Sept Berlin, DE, Velodrom
Sun 12th Sept Gliwice, PL, Arena Gliwice
Tue 14th Sept Leipzig, DE, Quarterback Immobilien Arena
Wed 15th Sept Hamburg, DE, Barclaycard Arena
Fri 17th Sept Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
Sat 18th Sept Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome
Mon 20th Sept Paris, FR, Accorhotels Arena
Tue 21st Sept Düsseldorf, DE, Mitsubishi Electric Halle
Wed 22nd Sept Munich, DE, Zenith
Fri 24th Sept Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU, Rockhal
Sun 26th Sept Frankfurt, DE, Festhalle
Mon 27th Sept Brussels, BE, Palais 12
Tue 28th Sept Brussels, BE, Palais 12
Thu 30th Sept Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro Arena
Fri 1st Oct Leeds, UK, First Direct Arena
Sun 3rd Oct Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena Birmingham
Mon 4th Oct London, UK, The O2
Thu 7th Oct Madrid, Spain, Palacio Vistalegre ****