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Evanescence announce first new album in nine years

After teasing in excess, legendary American outfit Evanescence have officially announced their new album The Bitter Truth. The record, which will be released in Australia through Sony Music, will be unveiled incrementally over the course of this year in a break from tradition from the band. The Bitter Truth represents the first album of original music from Evanescence in nine years, with freshly released track ‘Wasted On You’ kicking off the reveal.

Revered frontwoman Amy Lee notes that ‘Wasted On You’ wasn’t initially planned to be the first cut off the album unleashed to the public, “but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.”

She adds that the personal clip was “shot by the band and our families on our iPhones, in isolation in our homes many miles apart, then edited together by Paul Brown. We can’t be together to make a video right now, but we took that and used it to tell the story of our real lives in this moment, and to show that although we are apart, we are all still connected.”

In a self-aware addition to the statement, Lee acknowledges that this is an odd time for Evanescence to make their comeback. “As far as business is concerned, this is considered a terrible time to release. But we believe that people need music now more than ever. We do, and we’re not going to wait to share it because who knows what tomorrow brings. Who knows if it even comes? This is who we really are and we’re calling out across the world for a connection.”

Evanescence have intentions to follow up the release with a rescheduled tour in Europe, but in the meantime the rest of the world can look forward to their continued roll-out of the record.

Check out ‘Wasted On You’ below.