Evanescence's Fleetwood Mac cover 'The Chain' video features flaming drumkit in post-apocalyptic Gears 5 world
With the latest official video for the song, we get to see the entire band, including some energetic shots of the group's latest member Jen Majura, the female addition to the band. It highlights a fiercer and resilient Evanescence immersed in red light (fantastical attire to match), smoke and flames
Evanescence has unleashed a powerful new music video for their rendition of Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' on January 9, facing all odds in a post-apocalyptic world with powerful vocals and cinematics. The full song was released in November, and a previous release of a smaller version adapted for Microsoft's Gears 5 video game launch trailer was released in September.
The trailer had already garnered much attention as it featured beautiful cinematics from the game and a beautiful otherworldy entry from frontwoman Amy Lee vocalizing over it who had rebooted Fleetwood Mac's 'The Chain' to a darker and haunting standard.
Now, with the latest official video for the song, we get to see the entire band, including some energetic shots of the group's latest member Jen Majura, the female addition to the band. The video also reveals clips from the Gears 5 game.
The video highlights a fiercer and resilient Evanescence immersed in red light (fantastical attire to match), smoke and imagery of flames and surroundings of a dark and stormy post-apocalyptic world. Amy Lee appears beautiful and powerful as if poised to explode in the face of every challenge thrown her way with the band at her side, and with vocals that take us from warm to hot to super boiling in passion as the music elevates.
The drumming needs a mention as it is tribal, primitive, yet still carrying the heavy metal potency we all know and love from the band and just drives the listener forward along with the lyrics.
'The Chain' originally written by Fleetwood Mac from their album 'Rumours' already amassed a lot of success over the years since its release in 1977 due to its carefully crafted instrumental score and was Grammy-nominated for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal.
Evanescence has certainly revved up the power of the song and with the new video, unveiling it to us in new light; mixing fantasy, darkness, synergy in solitude and the band's famed gothic and horror themes. The glorious video was directed by P. R. Brown who has a huge list of projects he has edited and directed such as Slipknot's 'Psychosocial', Meat Loaf's 'Cry Over Me', and Audioslave's 'Original Fire', to name a few.
Evanescence's new 'The Chain' video is shot with few scene changes yet charges up in effects and energy and it is hard to not want to start belting out some loud vocals along with Amy Lee.
The release of 'The Chain' song in November marked their first new rock recording in eight years, and the group is currently working on a new album which will release some time later in 2020, and a European tour set for April, according to Rolling Stone.
You can watch this epic new music video from Evanescence here.