Evanescence frontwoman and vocalist of the band, Amy Lee, was recently interviewed by Alternative Press’ The Oral History’ this week, and she shared the days she had to deal with the fame and her brother’s illness at the same time.
As you may know, Evanescence released their new album named ‘The Bitter Truth’ after being silent for 4 years. Back in 2017, the band released their fourth studio album named ‘Synthesis,’ and the fans had to wait for four years for their new album. ‘The Bitter Truth’ was released on March 26, 2021, and it features twelve songs including special tracks for the special editions of it.
In her latest interview, Evanescence frontwoman shared the hard times she had while she just 21-22 after reaching a massive success with the band. According to Amy, it was a difficult time for a lot of reasons, and these days were the time she learned how hard it can be to fake how she feels.
Here is what Amy Lee said:
“When things first blew up for us, ‘Bring Me to Life’ and our album [‘Fallen’] coming out, kind of this simultaneous moment that really did blow up in a way that was beyond what I honestly expected.
You know, you dream as a kid, and you imagine what it could be and all that you’re working towards – back then it was about MTV – you actually turn on MTV and see yourself in a real music video or turn on the radio in your car and hear your song.
And it’s really happening, and all of a sudden we’re going to award shows and stuff. It happened really fast in 2003.And not that it happened really fast like we were nothing and then we were there, but that was fast, which is what you want, for sure, but I was 21-22, it was a lot to handle. It was an amazing thing to have, it was like our dream was coming true.”
“At the same time, it was a difficult time for a lot of reasons. There was definitely turmoil within the band, and my brother was sick at home, and I was gone all the time. There was a lot for me during that first year that was actually really difficult, and I learned how hard it can be to fake it, to put on a face because you really do care and you really are grateful and you really want to be where you are, but you can’t be completely honest about how you feel.
I was talking to journalists and people backstage at shows, and radio stations all the time every day and having to go through emotions and act like everything was great, like, ‘Please buy into this, believe in us, everything’s great!’ But inside, I’m thinking like, ‘I don’t know actually, it might all be falling apart.'”
You can watch the interview below.
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