It’s been nine long years since Evanescence released their last studio album. Frontwoman Amy Lee released a couple of albums (Aftermath and Dream Too Much), and the band reimagined their back catalogue on Synthesis in 2017. But it’s high time for an album of new material. Now, after a year of writing and recording, Evanescence has just announced their upcoming studio album The Bitter Truth! Fans can see its artwork now and look forward to the lead single, “Wasted On You,” out next Friday.
Evanescence just shared the following announcement:
We promised you a new album in 2020 and we won’t let anything stop us. We are proud to begin sharing our new album ‘THE BITTER TRUTH’ with you, one piece at a time, starting with our first song “Wasted On You” next FRIDAY! We will choose 50 people who PRE-SAVE to get the first listen of “Wasted On You” on a Zoom call with Amy Lee next Thursday!
Check out the announcement and cover art for The Bitter Truth below:
Be sure to pre-save “Wasted On You” here for a chance to hear the song one day early on a Zoom call with Amy Lee.
In multiple interviews in the last six months, Amy has stated that the band plans to release several songs one by one leading up to the album release. Based on today’s announcement, we can see that they are going ahead with that plan.
We don’t yet know when The Bitter Truth will be released, but we expect we’ll know more in the coming weeks. Our guess is that it’ll be out in early fall.
Recent Music from Evanescence & Amy Lee
After releasing Evanescence in 2011, frontwoman Amy Lee went down her own musical path. In 2014, Amy shared her soundtrack album, Aftermath. Two years later, inspired by her young son, Amy released a children’s album, Dream Too Much. Amy also released a 4-song EP of covers featuring songs by Portishead, U2, Led Zeppelin, and Chris Isaak.
In 2017, Amy shared translated cover of “Love Exists,” a reworking of “L’amore esiste” by the Italian singer Francesca Michielin. Also that spring, Amy released her original solo song, “Speak To Me,” for the film Voice From The Stone. More recently, Amy collaborated with violinist Lindsey Stirling’s on the song “Love Goes On And On,” released last September. One month ago, Amy’s song with Body Count, called “When I’m Gone,” was released.
But the band has also been active in the last few years. In early 2017, Evanescence 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 in fall 2018. Last November, Evanescence shared their cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” releasing its music video in January.
The Return of Evanescence
Evanescence has been actively working on their long-awaited 4th studio album in the past year. They started writing and demoing in spring 2019, and officially began recording earlier this year. They expressed plans to work with several producers. This year, they began with producer Nick Raskulinecz – the same man who produced their last album, Evanescence, in 2011, and mixed “The Chain” last fall. Although they were going to just do two new songs with Nick, they ended up doing four with him.
The band also has a major tour coming up with the band Within Temptation. Their World Collide tour will take the two bands across Europe in September 2020. It was supposed to happen this month, but like all other tours and events, it was delayed due to Coronavius. Find dates and tickets now so you can see them at the end of this summer.
We can’t wait to hear “Wasted On You” next week! And we can’t wait for The Bitter Truth, due later this year. Keep track of all we know about the album here. In the coming months, we’ll likely learn the full tracklisting and release date for the album. As always, keep checking back here for all the latest Evanescence music news.
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