Evanescence have sold millions of albums, toured the world and won a pair of Grammys, but there’s still one accomplishment that has, to this point, managed to elude them: a coveted spot on a „Twilight“ soundtrack.
It’s sort of hard to believe, given everything they’ve achieved, and the fact that their music seems tailor-made for Stephenie Meyer’s series. And perhaps you could chalk it all up to the band’s lack of activity in recent years, but now, with a new album waiting in the wings and a brand-new single just let off the leash, there’s really no excuse.
And, as they told MTV News after the premiere of „What You Want,„ scoring a slot on the upcoming „Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1“ soundtrack is definitely a goal this time out.
„I’ve been screaming for [new song] ‘My Heart Is Broken’ to land in that, because I think it would fit the story so well,“ drummer Will Hunt said. „I got sucked into the ‘Twilight’ vortex by the girls at home, so by default, I’ve got to watch it.“
„I think that would be awesome, actually,“ frontwoman Amy Lee added.
It’s not like Evanescence haven’t tried to get on a „Twilight“ soundtrack in the past, but for whatever reason, it never panned out. And it was because of those early attempts that they’d love to be included in the next film. … Simply put, Lee has become invested in the story, and she’s not afraid to admit it.
„Fine, I read the books; everybody hates me now,“ Lee laughed. „I didn’t watch the first movie — I was like, ‘Yeah, whatever. I got over vampires in high school’ — then they were like, ‘Maybe you should write a song for the movie,’ so I read the book and I wrote some songs, and it didn’t work out because they have all these cool hipster people that are doing the ‘Twilight’ stuff. But then I was kind of into it, so I read the next books.“
And after reading the books, Lee actually found herself at odds with her bandmates, most of whom are avowed members of Team Edward. Seems she’s got a soft spot for the frequently shirtless werewolf, though not for reasons you’d probably expect.
„Jacob [is my favorite], for sure,“ she said. „He’s the good guy, he’s the sweetheart.“