Fans have been waiting for a new Evanescence album for a long time, and two months ago, the band finally announced that we’ll get one. Our first single from The Bitter Truth – expected out later this year – was the excellent “Wasted On You.” At the time, frontwoman Amy Lee promised more singles would be coming before the album. Now it looks like we may know what’s next. A new song called “The Game Is Over” was just registered on ASCAP, an American publishing rights organization.
According to ASCAP’s registration info, “The Game Is Over” was written by four of the five Evanescence band members; only guitarist Jen Majura is not credited. For now, it’s anyone’s guess as to how it sounds. Amy has stated that all the songs sound different, so “Wasted On You” probably isn’t an accurate indicator.
It’s not yet clear when we’ll get the new song, but Amy did recently say it’d only be a matter of weeks before fans could hear the next single. We’re guessing that the band will release it before the end of June.
Check out the ASCAP registration of “The Game Is Over” below:
Along with the lead single, “The Game Is Over” is the only other song title we know of for The Bitter Truth. While we await the new single, be sure to listen to “Wasted On You” wherever you get your music. Both songs will appear on Evanescence’s upcoming album The Bitter Truth, expected later in 2020.
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. It seems that they are going ahead with that plan, and “Wasted On You” is just our first taste. Perhaps “The Game Is Over” will be our second?
We don’t yet know when The Bitter Truth will be released, but we expect we’ll know more in the coming months. Our guess is that it’ll be out sometime in fall 2020.
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. Three months ago, Amy’s song with Body Count, called “When I’m Gone,” was released. And just last month, Amy performed a duet of “Break In” with Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale; the studio version of their duet will be released in August.
Apart from Amy’s solo work and duets, Evanescence 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 in April, 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.
Get ready to hear “The Game Is Over” soon! For now, you can enjoy “Wasted On You” and its new music video. Later this year, the band will release their next album, The Bitter Truth – 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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