In an interview with FaceCulture, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee talked about the band’s upcoming album, ‘The Bitter Truth,’ and opened up about how it helped her to cope with the loss of her brother.
As you may recall, Amy Lee previously announced Evanescence‘s new album, ‘The Bitter Truth,’ was planned to be released within 2020. Earlier this year, the band released the first single ‘Wasted on You’ from their highly-anticipated album. The music video of the song was actually shot by the band members’ phones at their homes during the self-quarantine days.
Recently, Amy Lee joined a conversation with FaceCulture to talk about her source of inspiration while writing her new songs in the upcoming Evanescence album. Lee mentioned her new album was not only about presenting a political statement but also about facing the reality about ourselves.
During the interview, Amy stated that the only way to heal was to stop denying and facing the truth and continued:
“It’s about a lot of things, not just political. That title, ‘The Bitter Truth’, what it really means is that who you are — bruises, scars, everything included — the real truth of who you are is better, is more important… We have to face who we are and the world that we live in as it is.
It doesn’t help anything to pretend about who you are or about the world around you. Nothing is, first of all, ever gonna improve if we deny the truth. We’re never gonna save our planet by ignoring its needs; we’re never gonna be able to improve as people if we can’t ever admit when we’re wrong. Just simply facing the truth, painful as it can be, it’s the only way — it’s the only way to healing.”
Furthermore, Amy Lee revealed that she was actually healing herself during the writing process of her new songs by recalling the time she lost her brother a few years ago. Lee stated she decided not to escape the harsh reality and write about it.
Here’s how Amy Lee coped with the loss of her brother:
“This has been a season of heading towards healing myself. I lost my brother a couple of years ago, and that process, this mind-opening time, has been big on perspective and just this need to face it.
I don’t wanna escape; I don’t wanna run away. I wanna lean in to love, and also the only way to heal I know is to take it and look at it and think about it and write about it.
So, the bitter truth is just facing reality. It doesn’t have to be bad. It can be the best, but life is complicated, and we are complicated. We’re not all one thing. We can’t know somebody just by looking at them or meeting them one time. People have a lot going on all at once.”
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