I heard Bring Me To Life in the commercial for Daredevil back in 2003. I absolutely loved the song and went out and bought the CD shortly after that. I put in the CD and listened to the whole album. I had found a new favorite band.
Bring Me To Life reminded me my relationship with Jason. I had felt dead inside and was in a dark place before he and I got together. In many ways, he brought me back to life. Though it is a bit anachronistic, I think it really fits what happened back in 1995. The song itself is dramatic and beautiful and sad all at once.
My Immortal came to remind me of Ben. He was my first love and even though he was out of my life, I still felt his presence. I wrote the lyrics in my diary to show how the echoed how I felt the summer of 2005. The song is melancholy with a hint of Gothic in it, which captured my mood precisely.
Amy Lee did a duet with Seether in 2004 called Broken, which I loved. It became the title song for my compilation for 2005. I felt broken inside and this song was a perfect theme for the struggles I was going through that year.
In 2006 Evanescence put out a new album Open Door. The First single Call Me When You Are Sober struck a chord in me as well. It reminded me of my ex-boyfriend Paul, who was an alcoholic. I mentioned the song in my fictional autobiographic story Unzipped. The other singles off the album were good, but I wasn’t particularly moved by them. Lithium, Sweet Sacrifice and Good Enough were all just good enough.
Her song Lacrymosa caught my attention as though. This song reminded me of Lake Lachrymose in The Wide Window in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. In 2006 I was also reading the Meredith Gentry series by Laurel K Hamilton. All of these elements combined in my imagination when I wrote my story Lachrymosa and I cast Amy Lee as my Esme. Joel was my beloved Mage in the story. He also is a fan of Evanescence. (http://www.writerscafe.org/writing/carilynn27/524080/)
When Evanescence’s self titled album came out, I got it out of the library right away. It was a good album, but no one song really stood out for me. They released What You Want, My Heart is Broken and Lost in Paradise off of 2011 CD. They were all good, but I didn’t connect with them like I did with their earlier work.
I read Evanescence is coming out with a new CD sometime this year. I look forward to hearing it and hoping to find some inspiration in it!