Amy Lee used to want you to wake up inside. Now, she’s singing a different tune. The Evanescence frontwoman has a new album coming out that’s decidedly less rock. It’s called Dream Too Much and it’s for children. Well, “for” should be taken lightly because the album’s first single, “Dream Too Much,” is a genuinely delightful bop.
Here, Lee trades guitar riffs for ukeleles. Her voice is still as cinematic as ever. It’s inspired by her son, Jack, who was born in 2014. She tells People that most of the song’s lyrics are “nonsense,” which, really, is what dreams are all about. “Every song on this album has a story,” Lee says in a press release for the album, “whether it’s an original for our son based on his favorite things or a song my dad used to sing to me when I was a little girl.”
The 12-track LP features covers of songs, like the Beatles’ “Hello, Goodbye,” and originals. This, however, is not a permanent change for the singer. Lee tells Rolling Stone that she’s “going to focus on the next thing being... more centered around my adult music career.” Bring us to life again, Amy.
Dream Too Much will be available September 30 via Amazon Music.