Evanescence Releases New Song “Use My Voice”
- American rock band Evanescence has shared a new song “Use My Voice” from their upcoming fifth studio album “The Bitter Truth”.
The song was used by HeadCount.org, who teamed up with the band to promote voter registration in 2020. HeadCount.org released a PSA video that featured “Use My Voice” along with an official website, including a voter registration form at UseMyVoice.org.
“We are proud to stand up and join the fight against the injustice, lies and oppression that plague our country and the world,” frontwoman Amy Lee said. “No matter who you are, what you look like, where you come from, or who you love, your voice matters. We hope to shine a light in the darkness, to empower and inpire. Use your voice. Vote.”
The track was produced by Nick Raskulinecz. The accompanying music video was directed by Eric D. Howell.
“This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty. I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices and use them as I step up to use mine,” she says of the song. “Don't let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that.”
She told Billboard about the song, “That song has been bubbling in the background for me for a couple of years. As life went on and as the state of our country and world went on, over that course of time, just every once in a while I'd have another line and something else that I needed to say, and it just kept being a place where I would pour that into. And then finally, when we got it all wrapped up and we got to come together as a band, right before everything shut down [due to COVID-19], it just became this beautifully empowering and seemingly important moment for me personally and for all of us a band.
I've never really at all, in any small form, really, spoken politically or made any real statement about what I believe and what's going on there because I don't like to divide the fans. I want the music to be our free place where we can all have something in common. But sometimes things are just right and wrong, and you have feelings that can't be held back, and if I'm gonna be true to myself and my music like I always have been, then I have to say what's heavy on my heart.
We need to empower people to use their voices literally and vote. That's the amazing privilege that we have living here, the fact that our voices matter, and that can guide and should guide and will guide what comes next. And this year more than ever, I think we're all just asking, over and over, the question just, “What is next?” And we can be a part of that, and we need to be a part of that. So I feel very grateful. The people at HeadCount are awesome. They are totally non-partisan and all about empowering the voice of the people.”
- source : Billboard