Evanescence's Amy Lee Reflects On Having To Add Male Singer


Amy Lee of Evanescence has admitted she still feels betrayed by the record label that wanted to add a male voice to the band’s debut single “Bring Me To Life.”

“The fact that it was a woman and a piano that started the track was just too much,” Lee told The Forty-Five. She said the label wanted a male singer to join the band full-time.

“I had to think we were being dropped for that because I said no. Eventually we came to the compromise that we only had to do it on one song and it could be a guest vocalist.”

Paul McCoy is featured on the 2003 track.

“That was really hard for me because I had to start out with our first song feeling like I made a sacrifice on my art,” Lee said. “If that song, like that, was the only thing people ever heard of us on a mainstream level and then we went away, I would be not happy.

“I would be very disappointed in my career, because I would have felt really misunderstood and like I should have stood up for myself in the first place.”

Lee is happy she stood up for herself. “We did survive it,” she said.

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