LOS ANGELES–The two-time Grammy Award-winning group Evanescence have released their new album “Synthesis” (BMG).
The new album is a reimagining of some of Evanescence’s best-loved songs–as well as a couple of new ones–recorded with a full orchestra and electronics combined with the band and Amy Lee’s virtuosic piano and voice.
The group’s lead singer-songwriter and pianist Lee, bassist Tim McCord, drummer Will Hunt, lead guitarist/backing vocalist Troy McLawhorn and guitarist/background vocalist Jen Majura–are currently their U.S. and Canadian “Synthesis Live” tour. It features Lee’s and the band embedded with a live 28-piece orchestra and electronic programming, delivering a transcendent experience. Critical acclaim is already pouring in for this unique concert event.
Living up to its name, “Synthesis” is a combination of organic and synthesized sounds featuring Lee’s virtuosic singing and piano playing, supported by her band and a full symphony orchestra performing arrangements by long-time collaborator, orchestra arranger and composer David Campbell as well as an array of electronic music programming and effects engineered by the band, co-producer William Hunt and programmer/mixer Damian Taylor (Björk, The Killers and Arcade Fire). The album features two new “Evanescence” songs: the first single “Imperfection” and “Hi-Lo,” the latter of which includes a guest performance by famed violinist Lindsey Stirling.