Evanescence Unleash New Song “The Game is Over”

Evanescence Unleash New Song “The Game is Over”

1st July 2020 0 By John Deaux

Evanescence release “The Game is Over” the second song to be taken from The Bitter Truth (RCA), their first album of new original music in nine years. The Bitter Truth will be released incrementally throughout 2020.

 

The iPhone-shot, neon-nightmare of a video for “The Game is Over” will go live Friday 3rd July at 12 pm ET / 5 pm UK during a live YouTube premiere featuring a fan Q&A with Amy Lee – link HERE.

 

A guitar-driven anthem, “The Game is Over” is a protest against the facades we are pressurized to put on by society. In the face of depression and anxiety – and especially in a world that seems to crumble further each day – it’s a cry to end the charade that everything’s fine.

 

The accompanying video is a nightmarish, effects-laden look at the emotional havoc that the current situation has wrought. Despite being restricted to shooting themselves on iPhones, the band, in collaboration with director P.R. Brown, managed to achieve a highly stylized production literalizing the metaphorical monsters within us. The video is astonishing proof of the creative spark of working with limited resources and a testament to the band’s commitment to its craft. Spotlighting the mental darkness behind the false smiles, it’s a disturbing, technicolour tribute to the light at the end of the tunnel – if you’re willing to face the terrors that line its walls.

 

Singer Amy Lee says of “The Game is Over” –

 “This song is about being sick of the facade. The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around. 

 

The Game is Over’ is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

 

The band are set to tour Europe next year, dates are below:

2021

Wed   8th Sept           Zurich, CH, Hallenstadion Zurich

Thu    9th Sept            Milan, IT, Mediolanum Forum Milan

Sat     11th Sept          Berlin, DE, Velodrom

Sun    12th Sept          Gliwice, PL, Arena Gliwice

Tue    14th Sept          Leipzig, DE, Quarterback Immobilien Arena

Wed  15th Sept          Hamburg, DE, Barclaycard Arena

Fri      17th Sept           Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome

Sat     18th Sept          Amsterdam, NL, Ziggo Dome

Mon   20th Sept          Paris, FR, Accorhotels Arena

Tue     21st Sept          Düsseldorf, DE, Mitsubishi Electric Halle

Wed   22nd Sept         Munich, DE, Zenith

Fri       24th Sept          Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU, Rockhal

Sun     26th Sept          Frankfurt, DE, Festhalle

Mon   27th Sept          Brussels, BE, Palais 12

Tue     28th Sept          Brussels, BE, Palais 12

Thu     30th Sept         Glasgow, UK, The SSE Hydro Arena

Fri       1st Oct             Leeds, UK, First Direct Arena

Sun     3rd Oct             Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena Birmingham

Mon   4th Oct             London, UK, The O2

Thu     7th Oct             Madrid, Spain, Palacio Vistalegre ****

****Evanescence ONLY

 

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