Evanescence drop single 'The Game is Over', fans are happy the band is making music again

Evanescence sent fans into a frenzy with the drop of their new single 'The Game is Over'

                            Evanescence drop single 'The Game is Over', fans are happy the band is making music again
Amy Lee of Evanescence (Getty Images)

Legendary alternative metal group Evanescence dropped their powerful new single 'The Game is Over' on June 30. The song features on the group's upcoming studio album 'The Bitter Truth'. 

With thumping, heavily charged drumming, thicker bass and added industrial textures, the song is notably harder in resonance than many of the band's previous songs.  With leader Amy Lee singing lyrics like, "Held it in as I played by your rules I’ve been biting my lip but I’m losing my grip. I’m coming down down down. When all the hate burns off I’m left here with the pain. Behind our vain devices are we all the same" and "I feel the world like a brick on my chest. and the party’s just begun," the song takes an unhindered stance at abiding by rules yet sees vulnerability trickle in.  'The Game is Over' is explosive and furious in frustrated energy, contrasted by a sense of human fragility and truth and Lee's vocals are as enchanting as ever. Listen to it below.

Fans on Twitter are ecstatic over the new track. "Happy release day! You have surpassed yourself once again! Thank you for this masterpiece!" said a fan while another wrote, "It's so f**king perfect I'm in love!!!!" Several fans also shared that they are listening to the song on repeat. One fan said, "GUYSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS I spent 1 and a half hours listening to The Game is Over ... just wonderful, I have no words to describe it, just feel it. thanks for that!" Another said, "I'm not lying when I say this will be on repeat for DAYS LOL."

"I'm still just numb at the fact that EVANESCENCE, FREAKING EVANESCENCE, my most favorite band in the world, is making new music, a new album, and we're hearing it now!! Like, let that sink in. It just amazes me and I love it!! #TGIO Can't stop won't stop listening!" wrote another fan.

The rock songstress shared the inspiration behind 'The Game is Over' in a statement, saying, “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,” she said, according to Rolling Stone.

Lee explained the single "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.”

As one of the fans pointed out, 'The Bitter Truth' will be Evanescence’s first original full-length in nine years, with a scheduled release for this fall. The band released 'Synthesis' in 2017 which featured instrumental reworkings of previous material such as their breakout hit 'Bring Me to Life'.


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