Evanescence is preparing to release their new album, Synthesis, next month. Reimagining the band’s songs with more orchestral, electronic instrumentation, the album will also include two new songs. After premiering “Imperfection” last month, fans can now hear the other new song, “Hi-Lo.” The band just debuted it at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas last night.
“Hi-Lo” opens with piano, strings joining in before Amy Lee gently sings the first verse. It builds up to a majestic chorus, highlighting Amy’s soaring vocals amidst an exotic soundscape. The alluring sound is similar to that of Amy’s solo song, “Find A Way,” which she has only performed live. That song was written for the film War Story; “Hi-Lo” offers a similarly cinematic sound. Electronic details emerge in the second verse, and before the final chorus, “Hi-Lo” becomes more intense as the strings crash and Amy adds cascading piano. It’s a haunting, stunning song.
It will be a treat to hear the studio version of “Hi-Lo” on Synthesis next month. For now, enjoy this impressive live rendition from Las Vegas:
This song was actually written in the early sessions for Evanescence’s third album. Although “Hi-Lo” did not appear on Evanescence, fans finally get to hear the song. The live version is amazing, and the upcoming studio version is sure to dazzle as well.
Catch up on all we know about Synthesis, and enjoy “Imperfection” and “Bring Me To Life” while we wait for November 10th to arrive. Also be sure to see Evanescence live. They’re touring North America from now through December, so check out tour dates and tickets before it’s too late! You’ll get to hear the new Synthesis versions of the songs – including “Hi-Lo” – even as we wait for the album to drop. Keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.