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‘You Can’t Rely On Other People’s Acceptance Or Approval’

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee was interviewed on a recent edition of “Behind The Velvet Rope With Arthur Kade“.

Asked if it blows her mind that EVANESCENCE still has a successful career two decades after the band’s inception, Amy said:

“It’s really cool. That’s not something that you can bank on. I definitely have had several moments where we were working on new material for another album or whatever we were doing and just thinking, ‘Okay.’ That might have been it as far as, ‘Woohoo! Everybody knows who we are and cares and likes it, and this may be just for me and for us, and I’d better make it something I really, really love.’ And that has been the mantra all along, the theme — tune out everything else. It’s great that everybody loved this song and this song and this song so much — it’s awesome — but that came from a place where I wasn’t considering the pressure of everybody else loving it and that they need to love it again. Me by myself in my room creating something new, that has to happen again. You’re never gonna recapture that — whatever that is, which is beyond a genre or a sound — you’re never gonna recapture that magic, unless you tune out the world again and go back to that place where you’re literally just creating because it feels good. So I always try to go back to that place.”

Regarding whether there was ever pressure to keep matching the level of success attained by EVANESCENCE‘s debut album, 2001’s “Fallen“, Lee said:

“I don’t run that race; I really don’t. We’ve run away… I kind of disappear for a couple of years after we do our big album-tour cycles every time. It’s almost just, like, ‘Okay, I have to regroup’ and remember just how to be myself, because you get so wrapped up in it all that it becomes you, and I don’t want that; I wanna be me. And you can’t rely on other people’s acceptance or approval; it’s gotta be something that I came to on my own. So, no, I don’t usually feel that, ‘Oh, man, we did really well. We’d better work extra hard now.’ That’s baloney. If you did really well, great — go have a glass of wine and a piece of cake and enjoy your life for a minute so you have something else to write about.”

Lee‘s new solo album of children’s songs, “Dream Too Much“, contains covers of THE BEATLES classic “Hello Goodbye“, Ben E. King‘s “Stand By Me” and “Rubber Ducky” from “Sesame Street“.

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(via Blabbermouth)

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