Evanescence has released the official music video for their first new rock recording in eight years, “The Chain (From Gears 5).” Directed by frequent collaborator, P.R. Brown (My Chemical Romance, John Mayer, Green Day), the piece blends powerful, epic performance visuals with footage from the launch trailer for Xbox Game Studios’ Gears 5 from the massively popular Gears of War franchise.
Vocalist Amy Lee says: “The lyrics make me feel the power of standing together against great forces trying to pull us apart, perhaps even from the inside. I really wanted to drive that home in our version.”
Director PR adds: “The goal of the video is to show the bond of this band as they deliver a powerful take on a classic song. The tie in with Gears 5 presented an opportunity to combine the game world together with the band performing in a post-apocalyptic setting. The band emerges from the ashes to come together. We wanted to bring these worlds together and feel both the force of the band and the game.”
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Evanescence unveiled their signature-rock version of Fleetwood Mac’s classic in November, following Lee having lent her vocals to the Gears 5 launch trailer. The spot aired as part of a multi-million-dollar ad campaign in the fall in conjunction with the launch of the game. In addition, Gears 5 set new records as the biggest launch for any Xbox Game Studios game this generation.
“The Chain” marks the first release in what is expected to be a very active period for Evanescence. Following their foray into symphonic music with 2017’s critically acclaimed Synthesis album and world tour, the five-piece reemerged by embracing a heavier sound, albeit with their trademark style that has made Evanescence integral in establishing a global, critical mass in rock, and among the most unique artists of the millennium. The band is currently working on new original music, which will start rolling out in 2020 in advance of their highly-anticipated fifth full-length studio album. Stay tuned for more details to come.
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> UPCOMING TOUR <
3/29 – Tokyo, Japan @ Download Festival
4/4 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/5 – Paris, France @ Accor Hotel Arena *
4/7 – London, U.K. @ The O2 *
4/9 – Berlin, Germany @ Velodrome *
4/11 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Festhalle *
4/12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion *
4/14 – Milan, Italy @ Mediolanum Forum *
4/15 – Munich, Germany @ Zenith *
4/17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Sporthalle *
4/18 – Leipzig, Germany @ Leipzig Arena *
4/20 – Dusseldorf, Germany @ Mitsubishi Hall *
4/21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/22 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome *
4/24 – Brussels, Belgium @ Palais 12 *
4/26 – Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg @ Rockhal Main Hall *
4/28 – Glasgow, U.K. @ The SSE Hyrdo *
4/30 – Leeds, U.K. @ First Direct Arena *
5/1 – Birmingham, U.K. @ Arena Birmingham *
5/3 – Madrid, Spain @ Palacio Vistalegre
5/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
5/16 – Columbus, OH @ Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival
* w/ Within Temptation