Listen to Evanescence’s epic new single Wasted On You

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Evanescence have released a brand new single Wasted On You, and announced forthcoming new album, The Biitter Truth.

Amy Lee and co have dialled up the dramatics on their latest track, building from a stark intro to a sweeping, driving climax.

The song will appear on their fifth album, The Bitter Truth, which is their first album of new material in nine years.

Evanescence say the new album be released “incrementally” throughout 2020,. The band intend to release new songs at intervals during the next few albums, before releasing the full album later in 2020.

Says Amy Lee: “We were recording this music right up until we couldn’t go into the studio anymore, and finished it remotely through file sharing and phone calls. We are still writing and have a lot more work to do on this album, but this time we wanted to release the songs individually, as we create, to live more in the moment with our fans and our music. 
Wasted On You wasn’t the song we were planning to release first, but when the whole world went into indefinite lockdown and everything changed, so did the feeling and meaning of what we wanted to say right now. I didn’t write these lyrics about what we’re all now going through, but somehow that’s exactly what they are.”

The official video for Wasted On You premieres at 5pm UK time/12 EST, but you can listen to the song below.

Evanescence and Within Temptation were forced to postpone their co-headline European tour.

The run of shows was originally due to get under way in Brussels on April 4, but with the world of music in turmoil due to the coronavirus pandemic, those plans had to be shelved.

However, the Worlds Collide tour will now take place throughout September and into October, kicking off at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro on September 2 and wrapping up at Madrid’s Palacio Vistalegre on October 1.

Evanescence & Within Temptation rescheduled Worlds Collide tour dates
Sep 02: Glasgow SSE Hydro, UK
Sep 03: Leeds First Direct Arena, UK
Sep 05: Birmingham Arena Birmingham, UK
Sep 06: London The O2, UK
Sep 08: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Sep 09: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Netherlands
Sep 11: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Sep 12: Brussels Palais 12, Belgium
Sep 14: Paris AccorHotels Arena, France
Sep 17: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germany (New venue – tickets will be honoured but email)
Sep 18: Leipzig Arena, Germany
Sep 21: Berlin Velodrom, Germany
Sep 22: Munich Zenith, Germany
Sep 24: Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle, Germany
Sep 25: Esch-Sur-Alzette Rockhal, Luxembourg
Sep 27: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Sep 29: Milan Mediolanum Forum, Italy
Oct 01: Madrid Palacio Vistalegre, Spain (Evanescence only)

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.