Evanescence Announce New Record, ‘The Bitter Truth’

So we finally have some news on Evanescence’s upcoming record.

They have announced their first record of new music in nearly a decade on March 26th 2021 via BMG / Sony Music.

They’ve already released three tracks from the aforementioned release, ‘Wasted On You’, ‘The Game Is Over’ and ‘Use My Voice’, which featured guest vocals from Lzzy Hale, Taylor Momsen and more.

“It’s been all year that we’ve been working on this beautiful monster,” says singer Amy Lee on creating the album in lockdown, in an interview with Metro. ​“I’ve just been using creativity as an outlet for all my feelings of pain, grief, frustration, longing and love, and good things, too. There’s just been so much feeling. Creativity is good for me, it’s my way out. It’s my place to embrace it and face it, but also to escape it.”

‘The Bitter Truth’ was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, whom also worked on the bands 2011’s Self-Titled record.

When asked in an interview with U.K.’s Rock Sound if it was still accurate to describe the new EVANESCENCE material as “dark” and “heavy,” as she did last year during the early stages of the songwriting process, Lee said: “It’s hard to sum up. I don’t think you can sum it up just by saying that. In our first sessions that we did when we were writing together, definitely we were focusing mostly on just raw and heavy, because we’d just come off of ‘Synthesis’ and we were just dying to kind of document our sound as a group — which is cool, and we needed it, and it is a part of this album for sure. But it’s gonna be more of a full palette than just that.

“It’s been a really long time since we’ve put out a full new album, so it’s important that we kind of do it all and use all of the parts that make up our sound, if that makes sense,” she continued.

“One of the things that we’ve been kind of aiming towards is taking the elements of what maybe are things that make up our sound and try to separate them and give each of them their own space. So some of the songs don’t have strings and are fully rocking and heavy. And then some of the songs might be really in the electronic zone, and something might be more on the orchestral side. But overall, definitely coming off of what we just came off of, it’s gonna be a rock record.”

On the topic of “The Bitter Truth” album title, Amy said: “As the lyrics had started to form, and just my feeling in this moment in general, there’s a big theme of disillusionment for me. Just growing up and seeing that fairy tales aren’t really real. And it’s hard to be a grownup — it really is. Because somebody else isn’t in charge, we really have to be able to make our own decisions, find out our own information, protect ourselves. People die — we’re all going to. There’s no magic castle. So that sounds like a lot of doom and gloom when I say it, but there’s a choice to accept that truth and live in it and embrace it and choose to live and choose to live in a moment, and the choice to just give up. And there’s a struggle there, but my choice is most definitely to take that pill.”

There’s no track listing available as of yet but I will keep everyone updated as that information becomes available.

Check out ‘Wasted On You’ below

Here’s ‘The Game Is Over’.

Next Is ‘Use My Voice’.

And here’s the band’s latest track, ‘Yeah Right’.

Pre-Orders for the record can be made via the band’s official Website, Amazon and Itunes.

Why Doesn’t Evanescence Upcoming Record Have A Release Date?

Earlier this year, Evanescence announce that they would be finally releasing a brand new record into the world. That record is ‘The Bitter Truth’ where they would release it incrementally in 2020.

But just why is there no release date.

That’s because they’ve been writing and recording as the year has been going.

Despite Covid-19 as well as life getting in the way, they’re still making some progress with the record where vocalist Amy Lee speaks to SiriusXM in a new interview.

“We’re still ongoing. We don’t have a release date, but I like to look at it like it’s happening now.

“The idea behind this whole thing was always to go one song at a time, release it in real time with the fans while it’s still going on and it’s still fresh and live in the moment more.

“So, in my mind it is being released. This is part of it. We live in a new world where it’s not all about just dropping a big pile of music all at once. People don’t always consume music that way. I don’t.

“I still want to make an album, that’s a part of who we are and I think that’s important to our fans, so we’re doing that. We will drop the back half or whatever soon, but I don’t have a date because I never want to put a date down when I’m still writing. I don’t want to get to the end and say, ‘Eh anything. Just throw some words down’. I can’t do that. It has to be right. Sometimes it takes a minute.”

So we’re getting the new tracks literally as fresh as they come? Cool!

Check out the video interview Amy Lee gave below.