Evanescence to Blend Orchestration With Electronica on New Album 'Synthesis'

Amy Lee of Evanescence
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Amy Lee of Evanescence performs on July 6, 2012. 

Evanescence announced a new album called Synthesis on Wednesday (May 10) that will reimagine some of the band's past catalog with full orchestration and electronic backing. 

Singer and pianist Amy Lee revealed and explained the project to fans in a Facebook video, saying they landed on the title because "it is the synthesis, the combination, the contrast, the synergy between the organic and the synthetic, also the past and present." 

She continued, "This album is about orchestra and electronica. We're taking our music, stripping out the big distorted guitars, stripping out the rock drums and replacing it with full orchestration and a completely synthetic world of beats and sounds."

Lee said the band went through its catalog and selected songs that were "made to be heard in this way." She also clarified the songs are not remixes, but complete reworkings she likened to a soundtrack that they created with past collaborator David Campbell and an entire orchestra. The album will also include two new songs. 

Synthesis is due out this fall, along with a tour that will include a full orchestra. 

Watch Lee's video here: