In a recent interview, Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee has discussed the state of the world and it’s accompanying frustration, as well as using music as a form of therapy to deal with this.

Speaking to FM99 WNOR, Amy explained: “I’m in a place right where meaning is at the forefront for me — more than a sound, more than a sonic space or energy. It’s coming from putting the meanings and the lyrics kind of in the front of my mind as a big part of the driving force for my need for music right now.”

She continued: “Maybe that doesn’t sound like a big difference, but as a musician, it’s fun to just jam — create music ’cause it feels good to your heart and it doesn’t have to have words or mean anything; that kind of comes later. And that’s sort of my comfort zone in general. But this time, there’s just so much to say.”

“There’s so much happening in our world that feels frustrating, in our country and in the world, and just feeling so many strong feelings of just like an animal in a cage.

“Things need to come out. And on top of that, over the last decade, as a band and as individual people, we’ve been through a lot. We’ve had some serious losses in our band family. And I became a mum. Just a lot of big life perspective change.”

“I’ve always said music is my therapy — it’s always been true — but I am remembering and living it in a very real and real-time way right now,” Amy added.

“I make music every day because it is healing my heart.”

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