Evanescence Share Behind-the-Scenes Footage of ‘What You Want’ Video
The short video segment shows the band performing in a dark, dingy club with rowdy fans cheering them on. Singer Amy Lee tells the network the video, shot in Brooklyn, follows the story of the band's rise:
"This video is sort of like the history of the band. This club [set] is emulating old shows we used to play in the beginning — we used to play this club called Vino's in Little Rock — it's sort of like back then, the gritty, dirty club, sweaty. And basically, it's also [about] New York ... And it's sort of about escaping New York and coming back out into the world."
The clip is directed by Meiert Avis, whose extensive video history dates back to his work with bands like U2 and Bruce Springsteen in the '80s. Lee says the performance aspect of the video is helping her feel the energy of her fans again:
"I just wanted to do something that really felt personal for a change ... The fans, I want to connect with them again. We all do. I miss them. A lot of this record is about them. We're really lucky to have the fans that we have."
'What You Want' appears on the group's self-titled album, which drops in October. It's their first release since 2006's 'The Open Door.' The band has already lined up a series of tour dates throughout the US, Puerto Rico and Europe.
Watch Evanescence Discuss the 'What You Want' Video