Five years after the release of their last album, Evanescence returned to debut their new single, "What You Want," with a live performance on MTV on Monday night (Aug. 8). The song, which was released to iTunes today, previews the rock group's self-titled third album, due out Oct. 11.
The hard-charging single finds singer Amy Lee trying to convince a romantic partner to stop "spiraling down, down, down" and help her find a new beginning. "Hello, hello, remember me? I'm everything you can't control/Somewhere beyond the pain, there must be a way to believe," she sings over crashing cymbals and a steady guitar line.
Recorded in Nashville with producer Nick Raskulinecz, "Evanescence" follows previous albums "Fallen" and "The Open Door" -- which spawned hit singles like "Bring Me to Life," "Going Under" and "Call Me When You're Sober" -- as well as multiple lineup changes that stalled the band's recording process. In a post-performance interview, Lee says that pegging "What You Want" as the disc's first single was "a really natural choice. It's kind of about coming back in some ways: it's about the fans, it's about this Evanescence renaissance that we're having, and I think it makes sense."
Evanescence will support the release of the new album with a 15-city North American run beginning on Oct. 10 in Oakland, Calif. Check out the full tour dates below:
Oct. 10: Oakland, Calif. (Fox Theatre)
Oct. 11: Los Angeles, Calif. (Palladium)
Oct. 14: Phoenix, Ariz. (Comerica Theatre)
Oct. 19: Dallas, Tex. (Palladium)
Oct. 21: Milwaukee, Wisc. (Eagles Ballroom)
Oct. 22: Chicago, Ill. (Congress Theatre)
Oct. 24: Detroit, Mich. (Royal Oak Music Theatre)
Oct. 25: Toronto, Ont. (The Sound Academy)
Oct. 27: Montreal, Ont. (Metropolis)
Oct. 28: Boston, Mass. (Palladium)
Oct. 30: Atlantic City, N.J. (Showboat - House of Blues)
Nov. 1: New York, N.Y. (Terminal 5)