July 20, 2011 22:16

Evanescence: 'Our new album was inspired by MGMT, Portishead'

Singer Amy Lee reveals electro influence on self-titled new LP

Evanescence: 'Our new album was inspired by MGMT, Portishead'
Evanescence have revealed that MGMT, Portishead and Massive Attack inspired their first album in five years.

The rockers are set to release their self-titled third album on October 11 - and singer Amy Lee has hinted a new electro direction. She told Rolling Stone that MGMT's 2007 debut 'Oracular Spectacular' turned her onto "synthesizers and stuff" - and that "some of that has made it" onto the new material.



Lee commented:

I remember when I first heard MGMT, their first record – I loved it, loved it. I have always loved Portishead, Massive Attack, those electro things. I finally found the sweet spot was combining the two things, combining Evanescence with some new elements



She also revealed that she makes her recording debut playing the harp on the album, after she was given the instrument as a gift by her husband.

Drummer Will Hunt has previously said the band have taken some "really big risks" with the album, which they have been working on with Foo Fighters producer Nick Raskulinecz.

Two teaser clips from the new album appeared online earlier this month - scroll down and click below to hear snippets from new single 'What You Want' and 'The Other Side'.






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