It’s just over a month before Evanescence’s new album The Bitter Truth hits shelves and streaming services (man, remember shelves?), which means the band is gearing up promo for the album. Case in point, this weekend saw Amy Lee & Co. play Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where they performed their new track “Wasted On You.” You can watch below.
Due to COVID, the band played the track digitally from around the country. While some might think that would diminish the power of seeing Evanescence play live, it actually adds sort of a dreamy quality to this already-dreamy track, giving each member of the band their own little frame to play in. Meanwhile, distanced or not, the kick to the song really brings the impact that fans are looking for.
Check out “Wasted On You” via Jimmy Kimmel Live! below.
2021 will continue a busy streak for Evanescence. 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.”
“Wasted On You” and “Use My Voice” come 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