It’s been eight years since Evanescence released their last studio album of original material. But although it’s been a while, the band have kept fairly busy. Frontwoman Amy Lee put out two solo albums: the largely instrumental Aftermath and a children’s record called Dream Too Much. In early 2017, the band released a boxset of their three studio albums and b-sides, and later that year we got their electronic-meets-symphonic album, Synthesis. After plenty of touring, they put out Synthesis Live last fall. But what about an album of all-new music? Luckily, Evanescence is entering into a “creation year” this month to prepare a new album!
At the Epicenter Festival yesterday, Amy Lee spoke with Grant Random of Sirius XM. When asked about what’s next for Evanescence, Amy Lee said:
This is sort of a creation year for us. So we’re playing a few festivals and some headlining shows a little bit, but not too heavy, and in the time in between, getting together and starting the writing process for a new album.
And when will we get to hear that long-awaited 4th studio album? According to Amy:
Hopefully next year! We’re just gonna get together and see what happens this month and start doing that more regularly until we feel like we’re ready to do it.
Watch the full interview below. Amy begins talking about the “creation year” and new album at about 4:30.
Hopefully, once Evanescence gets back into the studio later this month, their 4th album will come together smoothly. Fans will need to exercise patience for another year, but we have great things coming our way in 2020!
For now, Evanescence is performing some festivals and solo shows here and there this year. They have a handful of North American festival dates this month and in July, plus a European tour coming up in September. Find show dates and get tickets here before it’s too late!
Catch up on Evanescence’s back catalogue with a listen to their Ultimate Collection – including the Lost Whispers disc of b-sides. You can also hear a new twist on their best songs – plus a few new ones – on Synthesis and Synthesis Live. And if you’re feeling extra adventurous, check out Amy Lee’s 2014 film score album Aftermath and 2016 children’s record Dream Too Much.
As Evanescence begins recording new music in the studio, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on their progress! Get ready to finally hear a full new studio album from them in 2020. Until then, keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.