Evanescence singer Amy Lee has revealed that the band are heading toward a synth-pop direction for their upcoming album. The album, which is a followup to their 2006 album, The Open Door, will see a “non-angry” direction.
Amy said, “It’s going in an electro-pop direction — there are no organic instruments. It’s a Portishead or Massive Attack direction, and lyrically it’s about moving on, but in a very non-confrontational, non-angry way.”
She said that there will also be elements of the turmoil she faced as she enlisted new band members for the album. She said, “There’s a lot of bullsh*t related to that band name for me, but I’m ready to move past it. I’ve realized that Evanescence is who I am. There are moments of, ‘Hey, I’m over it and I’m good’ and others of fun sarcasm like, ‘Hey, everything’s not the most dramatic thing in the world’ on the new record. But it gets really, really, really deep in places, too. That’s probably why it’s been really hard to pick an album title. Lyrically, it’s a more real version of myself. I’m saying things that I would’ve been afraid to say before.”
The upcoming album is slated for a fall 2010 release and is yet to be titled.