Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale has been teasing a new duet with Evanescence’s Amy Lee since they recorded it last October. Fans have been excitedly waiting to find out what the song is and when we’ll get to hear it. Luckily, Amy just appeared on Lzzy’s podcast, Raise Your Horns. In addition to an in-depth and far-reaching interview, Amy and Lzzy also performed their new collaboration, “Break In.”
If you were a fan of either artist in 2012, then you may recognize the song title. Indeed, both Evanescence and Halestorm were part of the 2012 Carnival of Madness tour lineup, with shows taking place between July 31st and September 2nd. During the tour, Amy joined Lzzy onstage each night to perform Halestorm’s song, “Break In.” A solo version of it appeared on Halestorm’s 2012 album, The Strange Case Of… Lzzy wrote it about her significant other.
Now, eight years later, Amy and Lzzy are finally ready to release a studio recording of their duet version of “Break In.” It will come out this August, but for now, fans can enjoy a new livestreamed performance of the ballad.
Watch Lzzy and Amy’s new performance of “Break In” below:
In addition to the performance of “Break In,” Amy and Lzzy also chatted during the Raise Your Horns podcast. Check out two clips from Lzzy’s interview with Amy below. They talk about recording “Break In” during the first clip. In the second, they talk about Amy’s recent collaboration with Body Count (“When I’m Gone”), violinist Lindsey Stirling (with whom they’ve both recorded and performed), and the magic of unexpected collaborations.
Amy’s Solo Work & Collaborations
Amy Lee has released a fair amount music without Evanescence in the last decade. In 2014, Amy shared her first solo album, Aftermath; it was comprised of music she wrote for the indie film, War Story. In September 2016, Amy released her second solo record, a children’s album called Dream Too Much. It featured both original compositions and covers that Amy recorded it with her family for her young son, Jack. Speaking of covers, Amy also released a 4-song EP of covers featuring songs by Portishead, U2, Led Zeppelin, and Chris Isaak.
In early 2017, Amy shared her solo song, “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.
Last summer, Amy appeared on violinist Lindsey Stirling’s new album, Artemis. Amy sings on the song “Love Goes On And On,” released in September. More recently, Amy joined Body Count for their new song “When I’m Gone,” just released in March.
2020 Return Of Evanescence: The Bitter Truth
Evanescence has been making a comeback over the last few years. 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 in fall 2018.
Last fall, they shared a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” with the music video following in January.
Now, Evanescence is working on their long-awaited 4th studio album, The Bitter Truth. After a full year of writing and recording, Evanescence just shared the album’s first song a few weeks ago: “Wasted On You” is an excellent comeback, and it comes with a new music video. Their full album, The Bitter Truth, is expected out by the end of this year.
Enjoy Lzzy and Amy’s new performance of “Break In,” and get ready for the recorded duet this August! Keep checking back here for all the latest music news.
Before you go, check out Lzzy and Amy’s early performance of “Break In” from 2012:
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