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New Recording: Evanescence's "Bring Me To Life" Without The Rap Vocals

Evanescence's brain trust and lead vocalist, songwriter and concert trained pianist Amy Lee made a decision at the end of last year to re-record their monster song "Bring Me To Life" with a full orchestra and heavy electronics for the band's new album "Synthesis" without Paul McCoy's rap vocals.  Why, you ask?  According to an interview she did with Australia's she says:

"God bless the rap, it's part of what got us on the radio, I guess," Lee said. "At least according to all the rules of radio that I don't agree with or understand. The rap wasn't part of our original idea or sound, it was a compromise in many ways. So to be able to go back to the original vision for the song was great."

"The recording of a song that ends being the one you hear the most through history is usually when the song was just freshly written. You're still learning it yourself and getting used to what the notes are and how the parts go," she said. "That's true for 'Bring Me To Life', for sure. After doing it live for so long, there's different vocal choices I've made and different things we got to use in this version."

Check it out here!  It's awesome because she is... but do you miss the rap vocals?


Evanescence - Bring Me to Life (Synthesis)

Music video by Evanescence performing Bring Me to Life (Synthesis). (C) 2017 Sony Music Entertainment Germany GmbH