Evanescence ’embarrassed’ by new single – video

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Amy Lee says she felt 'like Janet Jackson' singing the song

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Evanescence‘s Amy Lee has said that she was initially ’embarrassed’ when she came up with the chorus for new single ‘What You Want’.

Speaking to NME, the singer said that she felt self conscious about singing the hook of the song for bandmates bassist Tim McCord and guitarist Terry Balsamo.

In the video, which can be seen above, the singer explains: “I remember being a little bit embarrassed when I wrote the verse [to the song] and the melody even; ‘Do what you, what you want’.

I was like ‘they’re going to make fun of me and think I’m Janet Jackson or something but, screw it, I’m going to show it them anyway. (But) they were like ‘no, that’s cool, the hook is what is cool about it!’

The band’s self-titled third album, which is set for release October 10. The LP is the band’s first in five years and the follow-up to their 2006 effort ‘The Open Door’. Lee has said that it has been “too long” since their last album.

To see the full interview, click above for part one and below for part two.