Wasted On You by Evanescence came out in an uncertain period, crossed by the lockdown experience: April 2020. Fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time, because the single heralds the release of the fifth album “The Bitter Truth”.
New 2020 single Wasted On You by Evanescence
After nine years of waiting, we can listen to unreleased tracks by this American band, which has accompanied us since the 1990s. I remind you that the 2017 “Synthesis” album is a reinterpretation of previous Evanescence songs and therefore the fans really felt the need for something “fresh”.
Evanescence’s new single recalls their more classic rock sounds, with an alternative-pop-electronic streak. The voice is always that of the unmistakable Amy Lee.
The choice of this song took place at the last minute, following the plummeting of events related to the pandemic. It wasn’t supposed to be the first single on the new album, but Evanescence later thought that the lyrics fit well in this situation.
In fact if we go to read the text there are many sentences that represent us well in the months of home isolation: “Waitin ‘for a miracle… Feels like we’re frozen in time… I can’t move on… Will I ever be the same? Am I strong enough to change? Is it in my blood? It’s killing me to go on without you. ”
The lyrics speaks of a moment of solitude, which drives us crazy, because we cannot see and be close to the person we love.
The COVID-19 emergency made it difficult for the band to proceed with the recordings and the members had to work remotely.
The video Wasted On You with the isolation of Amy Lee
For the shooting of the video there would have been major difficulties, considering the lockdown situation of 2020. Hence the brilliant idea of Evanescence: create a collage with the life moments of the band members during isolation.
From the first pictures we see Amy Lee at the dawn of her 38 years very well worn. She takes a bath inside a tub lit by a candle, with a glass of wine and a smartphone in her hand.
In a later scene she washes her face, with the dark-gothic necklaces in the foreground. Are they memories of a distant past that will not return? Hopefully not because fans like her dark streak. In these 4:36 minutes Amy Lee plays, cries, screams, brushes her teeth, cleans the house, takes a shower, watches TV with her son. Everything as in a normal family at the time of the lockdown.
Who is P.R. Brown, the director of the video Wasted On You by Evanescence
The director of the video is P.R. Brown, who worked with the band via video calls on Facetime to collect the videos and edit them.
P.R. Brown began his career in London’s Pentagram design company and then moved to Los Angeles, where he worked as an art director on Capitol Records. He later got the position of creative director for October Films in New York. In 1996 he founded his company, the Bau-da Design Lab.
He has worked for several artists on the international music scene: Mötley Crüe, Audioslave, Korn, Marilyn Manson, My Chemical Romance, Three Days Grace, The Smashing Pumpkins, Prince, Slipknot, Sevendust, Bullet for My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold, Goo Goo Dolls, Green Day.
The lockdown life of other Evanescence members
In the video Wasted On You by Evanescence we see the other members of the band who live in their homes, with their families, their animals. They too are busy with daily chores: bathing, showering, cleaning, playing, eating… It seems all quiet, all normal. But sadness, emptiness, melancholy can be read in their eyes. Will everything ever return as it once was?
Before you rush to watch the video, I remind you who the members of the Evanescence band are.
Jen Majura is the German-born guitarist who replaced Terry Balsamo in 2015.
Troy McLawhorn has been playing guitar in Evanescence since 2007, although he left the band for a while and then returned in 2011.
Will Hunt (William Martin Hunt) has been the Evanescence drummer since 2007.
Tim McCord has been playing bass in Evanescence since 2006, when he replaced Will Boyd.