Two months ago, Evanescence released their excellent single “Wasted On You,” our first taste of the band’s upcoming album The Bitter Truth. Despite the pandemic, the show must go on! Today, Evanescence just announced their second single: “The Game Is Over” arrives next Wednesday, July 1st.
Earlier this month, Hidden Jams reported on the song when it was 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. In any case, we can’t wait to hear it!
See Evanescence’s announcement of “The Game Is Over” below:
You can pre-save “The Game Is Over” from Spotify, Apple Music, and Deezer now. It’ll automatically appear in your library on July 1st.
Along with the lead single, “The Game Is Over” is the only other song title we know of for The Bitter Truth. However, additional rumored titles have also been floating around the internet: “Heavy Changes,” “Use My Voice,” and “Yeah Right.”
Also, in a recent interview with Nylon, Amy Lee revealed that one of the songs Evanescence recorded this year was originally meant to appear on their 2011 album. She stated:
One of the songs we’ve recorded so far is from 10 years ago, from the first time we went in to record our third album. Completely reformed into a special new thing.
We’re not sure which song that is, but we’re excited to find out! Maybe “Perfect Dream” or “You’ve Got A Lot To Learn”?
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.
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 sometime in 2021. It was supposed to happen in April, and then this September, but like all other tours and events, it was delayed due to Coronavius.
Get ready to hear “The Game Is Over” in just a few days! 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.