"It's for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression"
Evanescence have unveiled the fittingly dramatic new video for their latest single ‘Imperfection’. See it first on NME below.
The track is the lead single and one of the new songs from album ‘Synthesis’ – a reworking of some of the band’s best-loved tracks performed with a full orchestra and electronic elements. ‘Imperfection’, is an emotional moment dealing with suicide and depression.
“For me, this is the most important song on the album,” singer Amy Lee said of ‘Imperfection’. “I struggled with the lyrics for a long time because there was a lifetime of work to live up to and I wasn’t sure what to say or how to be good enough. When it finally started pouring out of me, it was undeniable. I had no choice.
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“It’s for all the people we’ve lost, all the people who we could lose, to suicide and depression. I’m singing from the perspective of the person left behind, the person in the waiting room. It’s a plea to fight for your life, to stay. Don’t give into the fear- I have to tell myself that every day. Nobody is perfect. We are all imperfect, and it’s precisely those imperfections that make us who we are, and we have to embrace them because there’s so much beauty in those differences.”
She added: “Life is worth fighting for. You are worth fighting for.”
Post by princeofpersia on Oct 19, 2017 10:20:37 GMT -6
Did not expect it to be 6:39 long at all! LOVE LOVE LOVE the intro. and even though I expected the whole thing to be darker but it still looks so good. the director has done a great work on visual effects as well.
Post by Rarkphoenix on Oct 19, 2017 10:54:11 GMT -6
I absolutely loved this. I got chills in the intro and part of me was dreading it ending because I knew what was happening next, but I feel they did it really well in the end so my fear wasn't warranted. The way she falls out of the real world with melancholic piano and into the rap was really well thought out. Imperfection needed that intro badly.
Also, aside from the obvious Amy loves water thing, I'm wondering if having everyone in the band drowning in this spinny, colourful world is sort of a metaphor for the feeling of drowning many of us get when we're very low. I was expecting the sort of going under swimming around for a bit, but they all look incredibly helpless, which makes more sense given the lyrical themes. I guess the chaos and colours could also be the whole guilt and frantic/panicked thougths that anybody would have if someone they love killed themselves. There's so much going on in this video that I can barely process it all, I feel like so much thought has gone into it on a much deeper level than most earlier Ev music videos and I love that. I could watch this video forever...
Post by carolexodus on Oct 19, 2017 11:09:44 GMT -6
You're gonna hate me but I didn't like it much, makes sense since Sweet Sacrifice is not my favorite video, maybe I'll change my mind after playing it a few times, but at first glance, not my thing. The intro with Amy under the rain was cool, didn't care about the girl running around and looking around throughout the clip like she was lost, didn't like the constant zooming on Amy's face, didn't like the outfits, I thought the band was going to be integrated differently. Idk, not my cup of tea I guess.
Post by EvanescentEvil on Oct 19, 2017 11:22:52 GMT -6
Guys, I'm disappointed because I'm disappointed. The way it started was promising, really liked the idea. But after that, I don't know. I was expecting clearer shots of the band, and the graphics just don't blend well.
You're gonna hate me but I didn't like it much, makes sense since Sweet Sacrifice is not my favorite video, maybe I'll change my mind after playing it a few times, but at first glance, not my thing.
I understand you. to be honest I expected it to be something close to Everybody's Fool video. It had the potential to be much darker but well I guess this P.R. Brown guy is a director who focuses more on creating atmospheres by using special effects and visualizing Amy's ideas by mental and psychological imagery rather than telling a dark story directly like in BMTL. SS and Imperfection have many similarities from that point of view.
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