Evanescence’s video for “Use My Voice” from the band’s highly-praised album, The Bitter Truth, has been nominated in the Best Rock category at this year’s MTV Video Music Awards. The track which was released around the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage was used as a voter-registration anthem by non-partisan voter information service, HeadCount ahead of last year’s election. You can watch singer Amy Lee talking about their involvement on CBS This Morning.
Watch “Use My Voice” HERE. The video was directed by filmmaker Eric D. Howell, for whose 2017 film, Voice From The Stone (Emilia Clarke) Amy Lee wrote the end title. Howell also directed the music video for Evanescence’s current Top 10 Rock Radio hit, “Better Without You”. Lee said of “Use My Voice:” This is an era of awakening, and full of powerful beauty. I hope to inspire others to seek truth, find their own voices, and use them as I step up to use mine. Don’t let anybody speak for you. Only you can do that”.
Vote for Evanescence HERE ahead of the September 12th awards show.
This marks the second consecutive year that Evanescence has been nominated in Best Rock when “Wasted On You,” self-shot by the band during last year’s COVID quarantine, also notched up a nomination. For both nominations, Evanescence has been the only female-fronted band in the category.
The band set out on a US tour with Halestorm this November – read all about it in their Pollstar cover story. The band is also set to tour Europe in March 2022, all dates are HERE.
Praise for Evanescence and ‘The Bitter Truth: “Ferocious and hymnal” – The New York Times “Evanescence are in world-beating form” – Kerrang “Brilliant comeback” – Music Week “A fierce performance of unapologetic independence on top of some grueling guitar riffs.” NME “Some of the most beautiful, crushing and resilient anthems of their entire career” – Rock Sound “If Wagner had been a Metallica fan he might have made music like Evanescence” – Daily Express “A willingness to commit to real political issues instead of ethereal concerns” – Daily Telegraph “Blessed with immaculate musicianship and stellar vocals” –Daily Mirror “The Bitter Truth’ is a magnificent return that was worth waiting for. 5/5” – Upset “One of the most potent voices in music” – Entertainment Weekly