Two months ago, Evanescence released their new live album and DVD, Synthesis Live, featuring performances of the band’s beloved back catalogue reimagined in a new style. It only came out physically at the time. Today, to celebrate the live album’s new availability in digital formats, Evanescence just shared a video of their “Lithium” performance.
“Lithium” was a big hit from Evanescence’s 2006 album, The Open Door. The new Synthesis version of the song stays true to its original heart-wrenching melancholy. Harp, a full string section, and gentle xylophone introduce the song, creating a peaceful, magical atmosphere. But then Amy’s signature piano melody and vocals come in, and it feels like 2006 all over again. Her voice resonates with strength and delicacy, amplified even further by the orchestra accompaniment. The Synthesis Live version of “Lithium” is a welcome, cinematic new version of a perfect ballad.
Watch the live performance of “Lithium” below:
In November 2017, Evanescence released their special album, Synthesis. The record includes 11 of the band’s best-loved songs from their first three albums, plus two new songs and a few instrumental interludes. The recordings reimagine Evanescence’s gothic, heavy songs with a full symphony and electronic instrumentation. It breathes new life into their back catalogue, but also readies fans for new material in 2019 or 2020.
Synthesis Live includes the same 16 songs, as well as three additional tracks: Amy’s 2017 solo song “Speak To Me,” “Good Enough” (from The Open Door) and “Swimming Home” (from Evanescence). The band already shared some other videos from the live DVD. Check out Evanescence’s live performances of “My Heart Is Broken,” “Lacrymosa,” and “Hi-Lo.”
Synthesis Live came out physically in October. Today, fans can stream and download the live album at all major music providers. Be sure to listen to the album and watch the full concert!
At this point, Evanescence’s Synthesis era is done. Their next project? A new album! Amy Lee already revealed she has some songs written, and the band plans to record the proper follow-up to 2011’s Evanescence in the new year. We’ll keep you posted on all updates about the next record, so keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence news.