Release date: October 2011
Evanescence is the self-titled third studio album by American rock band Evanescence. The album was released on October 7, 2011, in Germany, October 10 in UK and October 11 in the US. The first single from the album, "What You Want", was released on August 9, 2011.
Amy Lee explained the title of the album: "It's about the band; it's more of a band record. But I started thinking about it, and it's also that this whole record and the lyrical content and a lot of the things that it's about to me is about falling back in love with this thing, with Evanescence, with what I've obsessed over for a decade, longer than that."
Speaking about the sound of the new album, Lee stated: "Looser. This album is not so glossy or tight. It's more instinctive. It's big on groove and there's some real musicianship that we're really proud of. Everyone knows our sound but that's just a foundation and we've danced on top of that! It's still very heavy and dark but we we're having fun with it."
In a Kerrang! interview, Lee also revealed related to the album that, "I can really hear myself singing about my relationship with Evanescence and with the fans. There's always one big relationship on a record that I sing about the most. I feel like my big relationship on this album with Evanescence itself, and with the fans. I think lyrically you're hearing a lot about a relationship, a struggle with a relationship or love in a relationship, and mostly I'm singing about that."