Evanescence - 'Lithium'
It seems there are only so many ways you can reinvent gothic sound for a high, glass-shattering set of pipes. This track had the potential to be a heart wrenching love epic, with a gorgeous sweeping piano and strings accompaniment ,and later a dramatic guitar 'n' drums explosion.
Well maybe epic is a bit OTT, but it would have been a massive improvement from Amy whining on about not having any lithium, which she clearly needs for some kind of scientific experiment. Ahem. Just the sort of thing to get you in the festive mood, no?
They seem to have lost what we liked about their singles – a bit of oomph! The whole thing sounds lazy and ‘can’t be arsed’ even with their trademark shreiking ghostie vocals and melodrama.
Maybe they could write a song while on helium next time, bit more fun to be had there…
Released: January 8th
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