Amy Lee’s Powerhouse Vocals Lead Evanescence on a New Cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” (Listen)


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Evanescence broke through in 2003 with its dynamic debut album, Fallen, led by Amy Lee’s powerhouse vocals and a marriage of hard-rock guitars with gorgeous piano melodies. It was the right album that hit at precisely the right time, eventually winning two Grammy Awards and selling upwards of 17 million copies worldwide.

Nearly 20 years later, Lee still sounds as gifted as ever, leading Evanescence on the road this fall with Halestorm supporting its latest album, The Bitter Truth.

On Friday, the band shared a new cover of “Across the Universe,” one of the Beatles‘ most lasting compositions.

A sparse production pairing Lee’s soaring vocals to a tender piano melody, it’s once again a display of her show-stopping vocal abilities:

Evanescence first performed “Across the Universe” on its 2018 Synthesis tour, recording it as a bonus track for The Bitter Truth — but now it is available to the masses via streaming platforms.

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As for the tour with Halestorm, COVID-19 issues forced the postponement of the final five dates, which have since been rescheduled:

Cincinnati, OH (Heritage Bank Center) —- Jan. 14, 2022 (Original Date: Dec. 12, 2021)
Pittsburgh, PA (Peterson Events Center) —- Jan. 17, 2022 (Original Date: Dec. 14, 2021)
Newark, NJ (Prudential Center) —- Jan. 21, 2022 (Original Date: Dec. 15, 2021)
Camden, NJ (BB&T Pavilion) —- Jan. 16, 2022 (Original Date: Dec. 17, 2021)
Worcester, MA (DCU Center) —- Jan. 20, 2022 (Original Date: Dec. 18, 2021)

“Across the Universe” isn’t the only classic track Evanescence has recorded recently, by the way. In early 2020, the band debuted a dramatic video for a new recording of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain,” which again puts Lee’s vocal skills in the spotlight:



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