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Their award winning album Fallen sold more than 17 million copies worldwide.However, in 2003 founding member Moody left the band, causing the first set of problems for the chart toppers.“It becomes part of the atmosphere, as opposed to being able to take that drama and totally pump it up like we have here.”The band offers two brand-new songs on , such as introductory single “Imperfection.” The track is a plea to someone who feels suicidal not to give in to the darkness.Its creation turned out to be eerily prophetic: Lee started working on it in February and completed it in August.Even if you choose not to have your activity tracked by third parties for advertising services, you will still see non-personalized ads on our site.When gothic group Evanescence burst on to the music scene, it was female lead singer Amy Lee who caught people's attention.“That’s something that rocked the world, but especially the rock industry.”Lee wanted to write “Imperfection” due to hearing about fans grappling with similar emotional issues.
Evanescence was founded by singer, pianist and songwriter Amy Lee and former lead guitarist and songwriter Ben Moody.
Lee had opposed the rap by 12 Stones singer Paul Mc Coy that was forced onto the Grammy-winning “Bring Me to Life,” but says her then-record company, Wind-up Records, insisted on it to ensure radio play.
Lee calls it “a compromise,” because the label had wanted a rapper to permanently join the band, but that tussle is one of many battles she says she has endured for her music due to her gender: "I have fought “It was sometimes difficult to distinguish the difference between just being treated like a young idiot -- you know, ‘You’re just a kid, everybody knows better than you’ -- and being treated that way because I was female,” recalls Lee of her beginnings in the industry.
“A lot of industry folks just didn’t believe a girl rock band could get on radio.
So when Amy proved them all wrong, it showed everyone that I wasn’t crazy for pursuing this career.”Kicking open that door didn’t come without artistic cost.