Evanescence Synthesis (CD)
RELEASE DATE: 10th November, 2017
EVANESCENCE return with SYNTHESIS, their fourth and most ambitious album to date, set for release on November 10th via Sony Music Entertainment. The album features a reworking of some of EVANESCENCE’s best-loved songs, recorded with a full orchestra and electronica, combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuoso piano and voice.
EVANESCENCE--lead singer-songwriter and pianist Amy Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist Jen Majura worked with producers Will Hunt and orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell on SYNTHESIS which also features two new EVANESCENCE songs, the first of which, entitled ‘Imperfection’ released today. SYNTHESIS also includes a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling on ‘Hi-Lo’ the other new song on the album.
“This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums and guitars,” explains Amy Lee of EVANESCENCE. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation. This will be our first time touring with orchestra and I’m so excited to perform this way-really focus on the vocals, and the emotion and the story we’ve built over the years. I’m also really excited about the new material on the album. Besides the two new songs, there are some really beautiful instrumental in-between moments. The whole thing flows like a big, dynamic soundtrack.”
Australia holds a huge fan base for EVANESCENCE with the band having in excess of 700,000 ARIA accredited album sales over their career so far.
Both Standard CD & Digital versions of the album are available now for pre-order, as well as a limited-edition deluxe box of the album, which includes the CD, a DVD featuring a documentary on making the album as well as an instrumental and 5.1 surround mixes of the songs along with a book of the orchestra score composed by David Campbell.
In what promises to be the biggest year for EVANESCENCE yet, the group are pleased to announce they will be returning to our shores for the first time in 6 years for an exclusive East Coast SYNTHESIS LIVE tour in February 2018, produced by TEG Live and Sony Music Entertainment. With this unique tour, the band will be performing songs from their highly anticipated new album SYNTHESIS along with many of their fan favourites. Hosting their brand new live show in some of the country’s most picturesque venues, EVANESCENCE are offering fans an experience like never before.
Fans who pre-order the album on CD, CD/DVD or Vinyl will receive exclusive ‘First Access’ to the East Coast dates and best seats in the house. They will also receive songs from the album prior to release date, beginning immediately with the stunning new reworking of the band’s biggest hit, ‘Bring Me To Life’ and new single ‘Imperfection’.
2. Never go back
4. My Heart Is Broken
6. The End of the Dream
7. Bring me to life
8. Unraveling [interlude]
12.Lost in paradise
15.The In-Between [piano solo]