Heavy metal fans will be the first to tell you that we only get so many smiles in this lifetime. The world is a harsh, confusing, overwhelmingly stupid place, and some mornings, you just don’t want to get out of bed. That said, there’s also a video of a Border Collie doing an interpretive dance routine to Evanescence‘s “Bring Me to Life.” So maybe all is not lost.
As you’ll see in the footage below, the Collie in question is Breeze, a 10-year-old dog hailing from Switzerland (homeland, as no doubt Breeze is aware, of Celtic Frost). In the video, Breeze and her human Monika are taking part in the 2o20 Crufts dog show, a world-renowned dog show that is usually inundated with some poser falseness. The competition in question is heelwork to music, during which Breeze and Monika do an interpretive set of movements to Evanescence’s groundbreaking classic. It’s perhaps not a video that will blow your mind, but it will maybe turn down the volume of the grating, deceitful chatter of the world.
Check out Breeze and Monika dancing to Evanescence below:
2021 will continue a busy streak for Evanescence with the release of their upcoming new album The Bitter Truth. Last year, the band took part in a voter registration campaign titled ‘Use Your Voice,’ about which vocalist Amy Lee said, “For 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