Evanescence is “ready to start writing a new album,” says Amy Lee

Credit: P.R. BrownThe wait for a new Evanescence album may soon be coming to an end.

Speaking to Consequence of Sound, frontwoman Amy Lee says that the band is "ready to start writing a new album now," and that they are "open-minded right now" about ideas for the record.

Lee adds that Evanescence's current tour, a return to a more straightforward rock show following last summer's orchestra-backed outing, has helped them get into the right mindset to record another album.

"The orchestra thing was so beautiful and so different," Lee explains. "It made us really grow in different directions and work in a way that was outside of all of our comfort zones, until it got comfortable."

"But, up was the new down," she continues. "So, we wanted to get back to the heart and root of our sound as a band and start playing together to get in the mood for the next thing."

The new album will follow 2017's Synthesis, which re-imagined songs from the Evanescence catalog with electronics and a full orchestra. The last Evanescence record of new original music was their 2011 self-titled effort.

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