Evanescence's Amy Lee Jumps Off Bridge in 'What You Want' Clip
Since the release of sophomore album "The Open Door" in 2006, Evanescence has endured a bit of a rocky road to reuniting and recording another full-length. The rockers alludes to those difficulties in the music video for new single "What You Want," which was unveiled on Tuesday (Sept. 13) and shows singer Amy Lee running through a deserted city and jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge before rejoining her beloved bandmates.
The Meiert Avis-directed clip combines crystal-clear concert footage of the group with hazy shots of Lee running through the New York subway system before heading toward the bridge. She leaps off the side and freefalls -- but lands safely on the ground, and soon gathers with the rest of Evanescence outside of Coney Island and walks into the ocean.
The video hints at the uncertainty Lee and the rest of Evanescence felt following the release of their sophomore album. "After finishing touring [behind 2006 album "The Open Door"], I just sort of took off and didn't know what I was going to do next and wasn't sure if the Evanescence thing would happen again or when it would," Lee told Billboard in June. "I ended up falling back in love with Evanescence again and wanted to work with the guys, and it became more of a group project."
After releasing "What You Want" last month, Evanescence will release its self-titled third album on Oct. 11. One day earlier, the group will kick off a short North American tour at the Fox Theatre in Oakland.