Three months ago, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee finally revealed the band’s exciting new project: an album called Synthesis. The upcoming album, out this fall, will reimagine known and loved Evanescence songs with a new orchestral, electronic twist. In addition to an album’s worth of rerecorded older songs, Synthesis will also include two new songs.
In May, the band members shared plenty of photos and videos from the recording process. We got to hear some of the orchestra, helmed by master composer David Campbell. We also noticed two Evanescence songs: “Lost In Paradise” and “Never Go Back.” The band then toured Europe through June and into July.
Now, after that short break for tour and family time, Evanescence is back in the studio again, finishing up Synthesis. Amy Lee has been recording vocals, usually one of the last components in recording an album, and the band has even done the album’s photoshoot! Check out all the sneak peeks from the last few weeks below:
The band should be done recording Synthesis in the next few weeks. The album is expected out this fall, with a North American tour coinciding with its release. Tomorrow, Evanescence will share an exciting announcement. Will it be the album release date? The first single? Tour dates? We’ll know more soon enough.
Synthesis will be the band’s first album in six years. Their next album of all-original material should come out in 2018. Evanescence’s last full album, 2011’s Evanescence, produced singles like “What You Want” and “My Heart Is Broken”. After touring for that album, the band went on hiatus.
Frontwoman Amy Lee had a son with her husband and pursued a number of music projects without the band. In 2014, she released a solo album called Aftermath, comprised of music she had written for the independent film War Story. Late in 2015, she shared four covers of well-known songs before releasing them as an EP the following January. In September 2016, Amy released a second solo album, this time made up of children’s music. Called Dream Too Much, it included some original songs mixed with covers. In early 2017, Amy released an English-language cover of an Italian song called “Love Exists,” followed by an original song called “Speak To Me” for the new film Voice From The Stone. Amy has also composed a new song “Through Your Eyes” for the new film Blind.
Evanescence, meanwhile, had some significant internal changes. The band left Wind-up Records, making them independent for the first time in over a decade. Guitarist Terry Balsamo left the band in 2015, and was replaced by Jen Majura. In early 2017, the band released a vinyl boxset of all their albums – including Origin and a collection of previously released bonus tracks and two new recordings.
Synthesis will be out this fall. Stay tuned for announcements about the tracklisting and exact release date. We’ll also keep you posted on fall tour dates. Catch up on all we know about the album so far. Keep checking back here for all the latest on Synthesis and the band’s next album.