Evanescence’s leading lady Amy Lee has revealed the emotive story behind new movie Voice From The Stone inspired the deeply personal track Speak To Me – released today.
Out this summer, the drama stars Game Of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke and saw Lee hook up with director Eric Howell and film score composer Michael Wandmacher.
Speak To Me is the result of a series of meetings between the trio and will feature on the film’s closing titles.
“There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project,” said Lee. “Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother. Verena is brought in to help him speak again.
“As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score.
“I was very moved by the movie and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely and that made for a very powerful experience and an end result that I am very proud of.
“It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.”
Listen to Speak To Me here
Lee is currently in the studio with her band Evanescence, working on new music expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour.
June 13 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
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