The band returns to bring us back to life!
Evanescence went live on YouTube last July 3 to drop the music video for their latest track, ‘The Game is Over’. The single is the second song they released that will be featured on their much-awaited studio album ‘The Bitter Truth’.
The music video has now reached over half a million views on YouTube since its premiere last Friday. Fans and rock enthusiasts alike were differently pumped with the band’s recent announcement of new music after 9 years. (Read More: Evanescence Comes Back with a New Album, ‘The Bitter Truth’ After Nine Years!).
Watch the surrealistic music video here:
Despite the restrictions in filming brought forth by this pandemic, Evanescence was down with the challenge of creatively shooting themselves with just their iPhones. In collaboration with director P.R. Brown, the band managed to put out a video that encapsulates the madness of metaphorically caging the monsters within us.
The band wanted to portray the emotional chaos this quarantine has brought to us. The nightmarish and neon video was filled with surreal effects the shed the spotlight on mental darkness. The technicolor output is disturbing but a testament to the band’s creative tribute to their craft.
“The Game is Over is a protest against the facades we are pressured 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.”
Vocalist Amy Lee explains the lyrics 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.
“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.
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