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 in fall 2018. But what about an album of all-new music? Luckily, Evanescence is entering into a “creation year,” and over Memorial Day weekend in May 2019, they began writing for their next album.
The writing stage will likely take several months, with official recording, mixing, and mastering to follow. Currently, the band is aiming to get their long-awaited 4th album sometime in 2020. It's too early to say how the music will sound or what topics the songs will cover, but as the band get further into the "creation year," they may reveal some more sneak peeks and previews.