Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Releases Soothing New Song ‘Love Exists’
Evanescence last released a new album in 2011, but fans haven't endure a full six years without hearing from singer Amy Lee. Last year, she released a children's album, entitled Dream Too Much, and she's back with another solo cut in 2017 by way of the inspirational single "Love Exists."
The song starts off with a warm, gentle synth bed and a delicate melody, slowly adding more layers as Lee's tranquil, subdued voice comes in, offering boundless thoughts on the emotion of love. While the chorus soars with uplifting power and a soulful wail from the frontwoman, "Love Exists" overall resides on the more soothing side of things. With each verse, more elements are introduced, including string arrangements that drive the power behind Lee's words.
The frontwoman explained on her Facebook page that she was struck with inspiration after hearing the song "L'amore Esiste" by Francesca Michielin on the radio while in Italy. "It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn’t leave," Lee began. "I couldn’t stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English. I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the lower east side."
Speaking to the theme of the song, Lee mused, "Love is anything but simple. And it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it’s going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can’t control? Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists."
"Love Exists" can be purchased now through iTunes, with four different versions available including the original two remixes and instrumental.
When Amy Lee swung by our studio last year, she gave fans some exciting news, confirming, “There is Evanescence in the future," but was reluctant to divulge much more, adding, "Not going to go into a ton of detail because I want to take things step by step."
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