Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee promised a “creation year” to start working on the band’s long-awaited 4th album this month, and she and the band are certainly keeping their word! Following a writing session over Memorial Day weekend two months ago, Evanescence is now in the Canadian woods writing some more songs. They’re likely near Montreal, since they have a concert there tomorrow.
First, bassist Tim McCord shared:
Wrapping up this writing session tonight, some good stuff was made…y’all are gonna be stoked 🤘🏻
The band shared another post early this morning:
Cooking up some fresh jams in the Canadian woods this week. …and taming wild moths.
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. 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 last fall.
Now Evanescence is finally working on an album of all-new music, their first since 2011. Fans will need to exercise patience for another year, but we have great things coming our way in 2020! Amy Lee stated that they hope to release the new album sometime next year.
While we wait for the new Evanescence album, we can look forward to something else coming a little sooner: Amy Lee will appear on a song called “Love Goes On And On,” a track she recorded for violinist Lindsey Stirling’s new album. We’ll get to hear the song once Artemis drops on September 6th. You can pre-order Artemis on Lindsey Stirling’s official site here.
For now, Evanescence is performing some festivals and solo shows here and there this year. They have a handful of North American festival dates in July, plus a European tour coming up in September. Find show dates and get tickets here before it’s too late!
We’re glad the band has been writing again, this time in the Canadian woods! As Evanescence works on writing and recording new music in the studio, we’ll be sure to keep you posted on their progress! Get ready to finally hear a full new studio album from them in 2020. Until then, keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.