Earlier this month, Evanescence took part in a voter registration campaign called ‘Use Your Voice,’ which featured a new song of theirs titled “Use My Voice.” Now, the band have released the music video for that track, which you can watch below.
Most notable about the “Use My Voice” video is that it shows Evanescence taking a political stance. The footage opens with Amy Lee listening to music on her headphones before looking out a window at fireworks — over the White House. As the song progressed and Amy sings at the camera, a group of people begin to gather, holding candles, American flags, and banners with lyrics from the song on them. While the track never takes a particular political stance, the fact that most of the people featured in it are women and minorities seems to suggest its left-leaning (though Amy literally says, “Don’t you speak for me” in the song, one does not see a lot of Trump promotional materials featuring world-weary women staring into the camera).
Check out the video for Evanescence’s “Use My Voice” below:
Discussing her work with the ‘Use Your Voice’ voter registration campaign, Amy Lee said, “or many Americans, voting is too often an intimidating experience. We all saw the long lines in certain precincts in Georgia during their recent primary. Unfortunately, what happened there is not unique In America. It happens all the time, especially in underserved communities in our country. Now, add COVID into the mix and you have the perfect combination of factors to continue to suppress the voice of the people.
“The ‘Use My Voice’ campaign is about empowering people to use their voice at the ballot box,” she continuex. “Promoting easy access to registration and voting is not a Democratic or Republican issue — it’s an American issue and one we should all promote because there’s nothing more patriotic than supporting participation in our democratic process.”
“Use My Voice” comes off of Evanescence’s new album The Bitter Truth, the band’s first studio release in nine years. Check out the cover art below:
Words by Chris Krovatin