Contact Us

Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Shows Off Surprising New Musical Gifts on Upcoming Album

Amy Lee
Stephen Lovekin, Getty Images

From the outside, it would appear as though the last few years have been relatively quiet for Evanescence. But a lot has happened in the life of leader and big-voiced singer Amy Lee during that time.

Starting around 2007, she pursued some personal growth — or as she puts it, made a conscious effort to “find myself as an adult.” And in the process, Lee also expanded her musical horizons by learning the harp, which she plays on Evanescence’s new self-titled third album, which arrives Oct. 11.

“It’s really cool to be able to play another instrument,” says Lee, who learned classical piano as a youth. “It’s great. It makes you think a different way; it makes you write a different way.”

Getting a good feel for the harp was a challenge, admits Lee, “but I knew that I had a little bit of a head start because of the piano playing. It’s not completely different. It’s a grand piano upright instead of on its side. … It’s sort of like a mix between piano and guitar.”

Lee is very pleased with the outcome of the new Evanescence album. What she feels is “different … and better to me” about it is the “really strong band core — this musician feeling of a live band at the center of it all.”


It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for TSM Interactive quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!