EVANESCENCE‘s first album of original music in a decade, “The Bitter Truth”, will be released on March 26, 2021 via BMG. Starting now, fans can pre-order a digital version, CD, vinyl and a limited-edition deluxe fan box set featuring a bonus CD, journal, poster and special cassette of exclusive audio from the making of “The Bitter Truth”. Every pre-order will automatically come with downloads of already-released songs “Wasted On You”, “The Game Is Over”, and “Use My Voice”, as well as “Yeah Right”, the band’s latest song to be released, out today, and available to stream below.
Heavy and playful, the song’s industrial groove combined with Amy Lee’s biting lyrics reveals a self-cynical view of the band’s experience thus far in the music industry.
“The Bitter Truth” is an epic, guitar-driven collection inspired by the (often-bitter) realities of the 21st Century and our world. The already-released songs have received early accolades from Elle, Billboard, SPIN, American Songwriter, and more, and showcase the “ferocious and hymnal” (The New York Times) sound that made EVANESCENCE a household name, as well as the drama and powerhouse vocals that made Amy Lee “one of rock’s definitive voices” (Rolling Stone).
So far this year, EVANESCENCE has released three singles from “The Bitter Truth”: “Wasted On You”, “The Game Is Over” and the current Top 15 radio single “Use My Voice”, which have garnered early praise from The New York Times, Elle magazine, Rolling Stone, and more. “Wasted on You” earned an MTV Video Music Awards nomination in the “Best Rock” category, and “Use My Voice” was this fall’s get-out-the-vote anthem for HeadCount, the music industry’s biggest non-partisan, nonprofit voting rights organization.
EVANESCENCE‘s new music was produced by Nick Raskulinecz, who also worked on 2011’s self-titled LP. The band spent much of the last two years recording and touring in support of 2017’s “Synthesis”, which contained some of the band’s best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones — reinvented with full orchestra over a deep electronic landscape.