Where some people are haters, I have always had a soft spot for Evanescence. Amy Lee just seems to really love what she is doing and aims to just do her own thing, mall gothy pop metal in a world of ever divisive genres. While Ben Affleck as Daredevil let alone any superhero is a horrible idea (Joe Manganiello as Deathstroke is gonna kick Batffleck’s ass!), you gotta love Evanescence. One of my favorite memories was selling tamales in Schenectady at a farmer’s market when a very large African American kid who looked a dead ringer for Wesley Willis with actual down’s syndrome (that is a descriptive, not mocking anyone who has it), adidas and huge baggy pants walked by with headphones on and started literally SCREAMING ”Wake me up inside(I can’t wake up)Wake me up inside(Save me) Call my name and save me from the dark” – the male and female parts- and absolutely terrifying well off white families looking for ramps, lavender tinctures and iced coffee. I literally bit my tongue laughing, gave him a free tamale and high fived the kid.
Anyway, Amy has discovered colors other than black as the above photo makes obvious. She has a new family friendly album encouraging kids to sing along with family and I think that rocks. It may not be as weird as the Deftones’ lullabies CD with this crib friendly version of “Digital Bath” but Amy has a new video out, the title track “Dream Too Much” HERE. It kind of sounds like Jewel without the hard rock and bats we usually associate with Evanescence. It still kinda rocks more than Seether… especially the part where jellyfish build a watermelon tower (the most stoner friendly moment of perhaps any video I have seen this year, let alone kid friendly).
The album releases September 30th through Amazon Music.