Following their live video for “Hi-Lo” last week, Evanescence is back with another sneak peek of Synthesis Live with their “Lacrymosa” performance. Originally appearing on The Open Door in 2006, “Lacrymosa” is an epic standout in each of its releases so far. The Synthesis version last year brought new dimension to the song, and the new live performance is equally stunning.
The performance starts off quiet, a low murmur and ominous strings easing into the song. The classical elements are unmistakable here, especially given that the string melody is taken from Mozart’s “Lacrimosa” composition. But it has a rock edge, too. Even with a full orchestra onstage, that power is still present. “Lacrymosa” crashes and crescendos, while frontwoman Amy Lee sings as well here as in any studio recording. The song ends with impossibly high vocals that Amy reaches effortlessly. While the production is minimal, it puts the music and performance center stage.
Watch Evanescence’s performance of “Lacrymosa” 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 four days. Get ready by listening to the first installment of Synthesis and the performances of “Lacrymosa” and “Hi-Lo.” Keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.
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