Evanescence lead singer, Amy Lee, joined The Preston & Steve Show to talk about Synthesis, an album of the band’s best-known songs re-imagined with a full orchestra.
It has been a massive project for the band and the results are “really beautiful” she said with a smile while calling from the studio where she still continues to tweak the songs. The album, which they’ve been working on for over a year, is due out this Fall. “It is so satisfying to recreate some of our old music,” Amy gushed to the gang.
Preston pointed out that it must be really expensive recording and eventually touring with a full orchestra. “Yes, sir! That’s why I keep saying ‘this is a passion project and something I really want to do.” She continued, “if there is one place that I believe that I owe pouring it into, it’s back into the band.”
“If it’s about making music and about making something that I really believe in – which this totally is – it’s worth it… but it’s not cheap!”
So, in a room full of orchestral instruments and free of any other people, what is Amy’s favorite section to play around in? “Definitely the tonal percussion,” xylophones, vibraphones and marimbas to be exact.
Steve and Amy have something in common too: they both love archery! What do we have to do to get them to the range together this Fall?
Evanescence brings their Evanescence: Synthesis Live With Orchestra tour to the Tower Theater on November 2nd. [Tickets]