Watch Amy Lee (EVANESCENCE) Cover U2’s Classic ‘With Or Without You’


Evanescence’s singer has been working on her solo career lately – check out Amy Lee’s rendition of U2’s ‘With Or Without You’

November 18, 2015

As you already know, Evanescence jumped back on the road for a few shows in the US this fall and November 11 they are flying all the way to Tokio for Ozzfest Japan performance, but vocalist Amy Lee said she wasn’t sure when to expect new music from the band. Instead, the frontwoman has been walking her solo music path lately, which is also evidenced by the recent launch of her own YouTube channel.

The singer has posted a couple of cover songs since the launch of the channel, including a U2 classic ‘With Or Without You’. “Sometimes I dream in music. This dark version of U2’s immortal song was playing in my head as I woke up one morning,” explains Amy Lee. “I was lingering in that half-awake, half-asleep place, with no images — just darkness, this song and huge emotions. As I was becoming conscious I just kept thinking ‘Don’t let it go, don’t forget!’ And I went straight upstairs and laid down the synth and basic vocal. I had the pleasure of seeing U2 live at MSG this year and it was powerful and inspiring. It made me excited to play live again! This track is still my favorite of theirs. Love is rarely simple, more often it’s tearing your guts out. And I think that’s why this song creeps into my dreams and haunts me. Enjoy!”

Check out Amy Lee’s cover below.

If you want to remind yourself of U2’s original ‘With Or Without You’ sound, watch the video below.


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