In an interview with AXS TV, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee talked about her new single named ‘Use My Voice‘ and revealed why she hadn’t fulfilled one of her duties as a citizen of the United States of America, voting.

As you may recall, Evanescence has released a new song, ‘Use My Voice,’ with the contributions of the two other talented women, The Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen and Halestorm icon Lzzy Hale. The song was focused on promoting the power of speaking up about injustice around the world.

Recently, Evanescense star Amy Lee joined a conversation with AXS TV and shared the details of how her new single’s creation process. During the conversation, Amy also revealed her opinions regarding current political and social problems and why she had been silent about these issues for a long time until the release of her latest single.

Here’s what Amy Lee stated about using her voice to raise awareness about social and political matters:

I never, ever have used our platform to talk politics or religion. That’s always been, like, ‘No. We need a place where we can all unify and come together,’ and that has always been just a policy of mine. I’ve finally gotten to a place where it feels too big, it feels too important.”

Furthermore, Lee admitted that she was actually wrong not voting in every election until today and mentioned her opinions had changed after realizing she had to use her platform to raise the voice of those unheard.

“I feel like I’m not being true to myself if I’m not using my voice right now and saying more than just ‘go vote.’ But for my own heart, being able to say what I believe from time to time while carefully choosing my words, I think that that’s important right now. I think silence is a statement.

Amy Lee continued:

“There are so many social issues going on. And it’s not that you need to be super active on your Twitter; it doesn’t really just mean that. But we need to be paying attention. And more than anything, we need to use our voices; we need to be heard. This country and the world needs to represent its people. So let’s let them know we’re here.”

Click here to read the entire interview with Amy Lee.