Evanescence Covers The Beatles' “Across the Universe”
- American rock band Evanescence released a cover of The Beatles' “Across the Universe” on December 17, 2021.
The band first performed the song on their Summer 2018 Synthesis Live tour in tribute to frontwoman Amy Lee's brother, Robby Lee, who was a huge fan of the Beatles and passed away in 2018.
The band recorded the song in 2019. The song is included on the band's fifth studio album “The Bitter Truth” deluxe box set.
The single cover art is a painting by Tim Cantor.
Amy Lee shared on social media, “Performing Across the Universe became my favorite part of the night when we were touring Synthesis. Every word speaks straight to my soul and singing it feels so good. Like my spirit lifts out of my body. And I feel the presence of the ones I've lost, especially my brother. Robby was a massive fan of @thebeatles and this cover was for him. “Nothing's gonna change my world” to me, means nothing can tear us apart. Ever. Not even death. Because real love is forever. Listening to the recording now brings me right back to that beautiful feeling and it makes me very happy to see you enjoying it too.”
- She continued, “This beautiful artwork by Tim Cantor hangs in my house. From the moment I saw it I connected with it in a spiritual way. Out of the thorns grows this beautiful tree, reaching up toward the light with everything in it's being till it's petals defy gravity towards heaven. Just like I feel the song moving me. I was shocked when I asked for permission to use the artwork and was told the artist was an Evanescence fan, who had been moved by my work too, and was more than happy to let us use it for this release. Love connects us all, if we let it. Sending mine out to all of you! ❤️”
The original version of “Across the Universe” was released by British rock band The Beatles in 1969 from the charity compilation album “No One's Gonna Change Our World”. A different version of the song appeared on the 1970 album “Let It Be”.
The song was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Photo by Judyh Won
- source : Apple Music