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Jun 23 2011 5:36 PM EDT

It’s been nearly four years since Evanescence wrapped the tour
in support of their last album, The Open Door. In that time, singer Amy
Lee has been hard at work doing anything but fronting a globally
successful rock act. Sure, she wrote some songs along the way, but mostly, her
focus was on being, as she puts it, “a normal person.” And, yes, she enjoyed
every minute of it.



“I would buy groceries, I thought about teaching kids music … I just needed
to get away from it. My entire adult life, until a couple years ago, was all
about this,” she told MTV News. “When I just turned 18, I got signed. I quit
college, and we just moved into a house together and just started cramming to do
whatever we needed to do to make it. And then we went to L.A., and the label had
us up there doing artist development for a couple years, and then we were on
tour and it went big fast, and then right after touring behind Fallen, we
started writing again right away. … I just wanted to be a normal person for a
minute, before I was 50 years old.

“I got married and we were in the middle of a tour — I had, like, one week
off, and then we went straight back on tour — and there was plenty of
stuff that went on in that time; there was drama … there’s always
freaking drama,” she continued. “So we get towards the end of it, and I was
like, ‘Guys, I don’t know about this. I need a break.’ I just wanted to be
normal; I didn’t want to think about the next thing for as long as it took.”

And considering how hard she worked at avoiding Evanescence, it’s ironic that
all it took was a single show with the band — a 2009 warm-up gig for a
headlining spot at the Maquinária festival in Brazil — to remind her of just how
much she missed her former life. And from that moment on, things changed.

“I had to get back together with all the guys, and we practiced all the old
stuff, getting a set together, and I enjoyed it so much. I started falling back
in love with … that part of me, the Evanescence part,” she said. “I’d kind of
been doing everything else, writing-wise, by myself, and I was like, ‘Oh yeah, I
love this stuff too. Maybe we should all make a record!’ ”

So, recharged, Evanescence did
just that
, heading to Blackbird Studio in Nashville to work with producer
Nick Raskulinecz on the follow-up to The Open Door. They’ve nearly
finished — Lee said there are currently 16 songs at or near completion — and
earlier this week, their longtime label, Wind-up Records announced that the
album would be hitting stores October 4.

Lee told MTV News that the new album will be self-titled, a decision that’s
not only symbolic, but an all-out statement too.

“It’s about the band; it’s more of a band record. But I started
thinking about it, and it’s also that this whole record and the lyrical content
and a lot of the things that it’s about to me is about falling back in love with
this thing, with Evanescence, with what I’ve obsessed over for a decade, longer
than that,” she said. “And it took me a minute, I definitely stepped away from
it in a big way, and went, ‘OK, guys, I don’t know what we’re going to do. I
don’t know what’s going to happen here. Let’s just live our lives for a while
and see what happens next.’ ”

And while it’s difficult for Lee to describe just how the new songs sound
(“It’s epic, it’s dark, it’s big, it’s beautiful … all of those things,” she
laughed), she knows exactly how they make her feel — and after such a
long time away from the group, that’s more important to her than anything else.

“There’s a huge body of work right now, 16 songs, and obviously not all of
them can be on the record, and that’s going to be a heartbreaking moment. But,
for me, when I listen to them, it’s a journey,” she said. “It takes you on an
emotional ride … it takes you to a lot of different places, emotionally. It
makes me feel really happy, because even the songs that are desperate,
like, those desperate feelings were turned into something beautiful and
productive and great. There’s songs that are painful, but listening to them
makes me feel so good, because I took that pain and made it out of it by using
music as an outlet and turning it into something great, moving on with my life,
being productive instead of sitting around in a rut.”

from:  http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1666350/evanescence-new-album.jhtml


Amy Lee was born on December 13th, 1981 according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amy_Lee

December 13th, 1981

December 13th

12 + 13 +2+0+1+0 = 28 = her personal year (from December 13th, 2010 to December 12th, 2011) = Making the impossible possible.



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