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Nov062015

Evanescence's Amy Lee Talks Composing Music for Choreography: "That Is Sort of Anti-Rock"

Image Courtesy of Wind Up RecordsSince Evanescence went on hiatus three years ago, frontwoman Amy Lee has dove headfirst into the world of film scores. Most recently, Lee co-wrote the soundtrack to Indigo Grey: The Passage, a short film with elements of sci-fi, dance and martial arts. The film is elaborately choreographed, and writing music for dance steps was a new experience for Lee.

"When you spend the bulk of [your] career in a rock band, you don’t think about how to choreograph dance moves," Lee tells Rolling Stone. "That is sort of anti-rock."

"But this is cool for me because it's definitely something I haven't done," she adds.

Lee does have some experience with choreography, thanks to the Little Red Riding Hood-inspired video for Evanescence's 2006 hit "Call Me When You're Sober," which was directed by The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb.

"I remember when we did it, and [Webb] was like, 'Okay, I have this idea about the choreography. Would you be cool with that? You're not going to be, like, dancing. You're just going to walk down the stairs in time, and there will be girls dancing around,'" Lee remembers. "He really drew it out for me, and I was like, 'Yeah, that is awesome -- that is really cool!'"

"You kind of get to a place where you get comfortable in what you do," she continues. "You get comfortable with the same formula to some degree and that gets boring. And I get bored kind of quickly, and I need to be constantly feeling like I'm doing something that I haven't done before."

Lee will play three U.S. shows with Evanescence later this month in Nashville, Dallas and Los Angeles before the band performs at Ozzfest Japan on November 21.

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