Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has revealed who the band’s breakout single, “Convey Me to Life,” was written about. In a brand new interview, Lee says it was her husband who impressed her to sing, “Wake me up inside,” however she wrote the tune’s lyrics earlier than the 2 had been even relationship.
“Convey Me to Life” stays one of many largest and most recognizable hits of the 2000s throughout all genres. The tune has been licensed platinum or multi-platinum in a minimum of 5 international locations and stays Evanescence’s highest charting single on Billboard, peaking at No. 5 on the Scorching 100 and hitting No. 1 on Different Airplay.
“I wrote it about my present husband earlier than we had been married,” Lee tells Sonic Seducer. “There was this second, I used to be in a troublesome place and in a nasty relationship, and my husband now, Josh, on the time was only a good friend and an individual that I barely knew. It was perhaps the third or fourth time we would ever met and we went in to go seize a seat at a restaurant whereas our buddies parked the automotive. We sat throughout from one another, and he checked out me and he simply mentioned, ‘So, are you content?’”
She continues, “And it took me so off guard, and I simply felt prefer it pierced my coronary heart, as a result of I felt like I had been pretending rather well, and it was, like, someone might see by way of me. After which that complete first verse got here out of it — ‘How will you see into my eyes, like open doorways.’ It actually made me really feel and acknowledge the sense of craving that I needed to get to a greater place and it actually sort of set me out on a journey. It is wonderful that that turned the tune, the primary tune that broke us on to the scene and made everybody hear of us, as a result of it was about one thing so private that I used to be recognizing in my life.” [via Blabbermouth]
EVANESCENCE: “The Bitter Fact” Amy Lee Album Interview
“Convey Me to Life” would go on to win a Greatest Rock Efficiency Grammy and launch Evanescence into superstardom. The band’s newest album, The Bitter Fact, got here out this yr and options Evanescence’s first new assortment of music in a decade.
“It is a nation at conflict with itself, and I hate that,” Lee instructed Loudwire in an unique interview. “I do not wish to add to the insanity, I do not wanna be in there screaming. I do not assume screaming your opinions from on prime of a constructing is definitely going to vary anyone’s thoughts.”