Two months ago, Evanescence announced their forthcoming live album and concert DVD, Synthesis Live. With only one week left until its release, the band shared a clip of their “Hi-Lo” performance. “Hi-Lo” was originally written for their self-titled third album, but remained unheard until Evanescence included it on Synthesis last year. The dreamy song is a highlight on Synthesis, and based on their new live performance, it will be a highlight on the upcoming DVD, too.
The performance begins with frontwoman Amy Lee center stage, a full orchestra filling out both sides of the stage. The rest of Evanescence appears behind Amy, filling out the sound with guitars, bass, drums, and even a theremin. It’s a minimalist production that puts all the attention on the music and the performance. While the studio version of “Hi-Lo” features a violin solo courtesy of Lindsey Stirling, this live rendition offers a new breakdown. During the bridge, Amy plays her piano solo before performing a duet with cellist Dave Eggar. It’s a magical performance that promises more excellence on Synthesis Live.
Watch the live performance of “Hi-Lo” from Synthesis Live below:
Last November, Evanescence made their long-awaited comeback by releasing a special album, Synthesis, their first in six years. The unique album reimagined the band’s best-known songs in a more orchestral and electronic soundscape, highlighting their classical background. The new concert film and live album were recorded on November 3, 2017. Evanescence performed Synthesis Live in front of a sold-out crowd at the Grand Theater at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut.
Synthesis includes hits like “Bring Me To Life” and “Lithium,” album favorites like “Lacrymosa” and “Lost In Paradise,” and stunning new songs like “Hi-Lo” and “Imperfection.” Synthesis Live includes the same 16 songs, as well as 3 extras: “Good Enough,” “Swimming Home,” and “Speak To Me,” an original song Amy Lee first released in spring 2017.
You can pre-order Synthesis Live now in DVD + CD, Blu-Ray + CD, and Digital formats. Synthesis Live will be out in just one week. Get ready by listening to the first installment of Synthesis and this performance of “Hi-Lo.” Keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.
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