their 4th is a breath-taking concept album that capitalises on the beautiful melodic ideas within their past 3 records & draws them to the foreground with the aid of a full orchestra – it’s like a “best of” & a brand new record rolled into one.
taking the band’s best loved songs with the spotlight on full orchestra & electronics, combined with Amy Lee's virtuoso piano & voice, the album also includes 2 brand new songs. “This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music, underneath the huge drums & guitars,” explains Amy Lee of Evanescence. “I’ve always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements & programming elements in our songs, & that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming & experimentation” – amy lee.