Post by Grimella Blackrose on Mar 31, 2021 17:04:23 GMT -6
When I first listened to this song, I actually gasped out loud when the second song kicked in. I haven't gasped out loud at an Evanescence song since The Open Door's "Snow White Queen" (I'm a sucker for creepy intros to a song thanks to the original Halloween movie 🖤).
Amy explained it that the first part was recorded unprofessionally (on her phone/recorder she uses) and she presented it to Nick what needed to be changed or something. He said nothing because he liked the artifacts in the track. Then I think she said she added some stuff professionally because that's the turn of events or something. It's more of a symbolic thing for her.
According to EvRef:
The intro was written, programmed and recorded on Amy's laptop by herself in her hotel room on tour in 2019. She initially wanted to rerecord it, but was encouraged by producer Nick Raskulinecz to keep the original recording. The Turn is a collaboration with Scott Kirkland of the Crystal Method.
"I thought later I'd change this, but it was just kind of pure, same thing with that intro piece, the Artifact part, that was me all by myself in my hotel room on tour and I kept that entire recording. I made those synth notes with the keyboard typing in a program and I sang into the microphone of my laptop. And I totally intended first to redo it and then when I was talking to Nick at the end of the album, 'I wish we finish this intro'. He was like, 'You know, it's got all those weird stuff in it, all those little artifacts - that's a audio term - just stuff that happens because of the weird microphone and just the whole situation you were in. I don't know, how are you gonna recapture that? How are you gonna recapture that pure moment?' And I thought about it, I listened to him, and I was like, 'You're right, let's just leave it exactly like it is'."
YES! That's the interview I was trying to pull from my memory and couldn't find it! Thank you!
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