Evanescence have shared another preview of their upcoming album: “Better Without You.”
The mid-tempo track is an unapologetic declaration of independence and is marked by the inimitable soaring vocals of frontwoman Amy Lee. “Stand in the front but shut up till I tell you to go / Don’t get caught up in pretend cause you’re not in control / Cause this is my world, little girl you’d be lost on your own / Just hating and waiting and saving up,” she sings on the opening verse.
The lyrics also complement the album’s overarching theme of confronting harsh realities. “As the lyrics had started to form, and just my feeling in this moment in general, there’s a big theme of disillusionment for me,” Lee told Rock Sound of The Bitter Truth.
“Just growing up and seeing that fairy tales aren’t really real. And it’s hard to be a grownup—it really is. Because somebody else isn’t in charge, we really have to be able to make our own decisions, find out our own information, protect ourselves,” she added.
“Better Without You” follows the release of The Bitter Truth cuts “The Game is Over,” “Use My Voice,” “Yeah Right” and “Wasted on You.” The album also marks the band’s first full-length project of all-new music since their 2011 self-titled record.
The Bitter Truth is set for release on March 26. While you wait, stream “Better Without You” below: