Evanescence’s New Song Will, Indeed, Bring You To Life

“Imperfection” goes in

The last time we spoke with Amy Lee, she was gearing up to bring Evanescence's new album, Synthesis, into the world. Now we're getting our first taste of some of the new material she and the band have put their heart into.

"Imperfection" is one of two new songs Synthesis features. (The second, "Hi-Lo," features violinist Lindsey Stirling.) As promised, "Imperfection" finds Evanescence mixing their dark rock with electronic elements; Lee veers into sprechgesang (sing-speak) territory across the verses. The chorus is pure Evanescence, cinematic and macabre. 

"For me, this is the most important song on the album," Lee says. "I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn't sure what to say or how to be good enough. It's for all the people we've lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression." This is a battle cry, one that empowers and marks a solid growth for Evanescence. Rather than writing songs about themselves and their demons, they're turning their sights to their audience with the goal of uplifting them. "We are all imperfect, and it's precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there's so much beauty in those differences," Lee adds. "Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for." There's hope in "Imperfection." Listen up.

Synthesis will be released November 10.