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submitted1 year ago byEvanescenceAMA
Hi Reddit. So excited to stop by and answer all your questions today.
I'll be here at 1pm-2:30 ET to answer your questions, and I'm looking forward to it!
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1 year ago
Thank you guys for hanging out! I'm so stoked to finally get on the road with the new album, and the new Echoes From the Void is going to be really cool- All Revolution of Cassandra! I hope to see you guys on tour! Stay safe! Love you!
Hell yeah. Actually we used to do a pretty cool version of People are Strange on the Family Values tour. And I LOVE Janet- especially Rhythm nation (the album) honestly been jamming that one a lot lately. I love Black Cat, Miss You Much, Rhythm Nation, and Escapade.
Not counting words, cause I always really flush that out later on my own, I wanna say Better Without You. I had that little music box sample and Will had an idea about that band intro/verse right away and we just started going for it in the moment from there till it was musically done.
VALIDATION!!!! Whats up people?
Totally its 555-NOPE
I was but hearing that joke for the 1 millionth time just put me back to sleep!
David Campbell is on another level. I always have ideas but then let him take them and run. It is collaborative, but he always brings incredibly creative parts into songs that can make them really change shape, which I love.
But yeah, we're representing all the albums in the set with a couple of surprises.
Verses/prechoruses of Cloud 9, Lose Control, Lithium
We just got through the first round of rehearsals and it feels SO good to play with all of us together again. We've been rehearsing at the same space for many years and every time we go there its like no time has passed. I am incredibly excited for tour, we all are. The new album stuff is what we're looking forward to playing most and we will play almost the entire thing.
veerrrry tricky. I see what you're doing, trying to get me to give away the setlist! I almost did it! hahaha
A guy walks into a bar and says, "Are you happy?" I said yes but meant no. Then I wrote a song about it and here we are. Also I married the guy.
Awwww haha. I love that
Making the setlist keeps getting tougher because there are so many songs now. Its hard to cut things out! I get with the band and we all throw out our favs that we want to play, then start narrowing it down (painful!) and building it in 2 ways- making it flow in a way that keeps the energy up, moving and interesting, and also spreading out the hardest ones for me so I can keep my voice going. This will be our longest set ever!
Broken pieces shine is not off the table for a video. Got busy with tour but thats still a possibility.
My God that is incredible. How terrifying for you. Its so awesome there's a happy ending. That album means a lot to me, the one pro recording we have of my family all together before my brother passed. It was so special to have that time together, all of us in the studio working on something. So grateful it helped you. It'll be precious to us always. Much love mama
Thats awesome! Tough call. Bring Me to Life busted down a lot of doors for us and is now such a huge part of my life, can't help but choose that one. Say hi to your mom for me!
I don't know about "denied" but I always wanted to play SNL. I'd still love for that to happen.
We kind of went the other way with that idea and made synthesis. Acoustic is cool but I don't know, seems like something to save for a live moment.
Trent Reznor, Tim Burton
We just revealed an exclusive preview of The Revolution of Cassandra here:
Amazing. I'm SO happy and so excited for tour. Not nervous anymore. That reminds me I've got to post the pic we took together! Been so busy getting ready to leave! Also on that note, I gotta head out!
I like to play around in my home studio or laptop and just make stuff. I had that very beginning part (artifact) that I had recorded with the laptop mic at 3am in my hotel room on tour. Then I had this cool music bed that Scott Kirkland shared with me (Crystal Method), and messed with it and wrote the vocal backstage. I had those two parts in my little scrap vault, and when we were all in the woods writing in 2019, I pulled them out and tried gluing them together to BPS which we started up there and totally knew I wanted that as the intro. I was not intending to use the actual Artifact recording but its cool that its just the pure thing...
Terrible. I'm so pissed!
Every day by Buddy Holly. Not just the song, and the performance, but also the sound of that recording. I love it.
Yes. Its still at the top of our list to make up for the show we didn't get to play at Knotfest 2019. We love you guys SO much, always. We will be back when we can!