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Evanescencen Amy Lee kitaristi Jen Majuran erottamisesta bändistä: ”Joskus sinun täytyy kuunnella universumia”

Kirjoittanut Arto Mäenpää - 18.8.2022

Yhdysvaltalainen rockyhtye Evanescence julkaisi toukokuussa tiedotteen, jonka mukaan yhtyeen tiet eroavat kitaristi Jen Majuran kanssa. Majura kertoo The Hauntedin kitaristin Ola Englundin haastattelussa, että potkut tulivat hänelle täytenä yllätyksenä, ja että hän on siitä hyvin loukkaantunut. Nyt Amy Lee on antanut Revolver Magazinelle haastattelun, jossa hän on ensimmäistä kertaa kertonut oman näkemyksensä Majuran erottamisesta. Leen mukaan bändi ja Majura vain ajautuivat eri poluille, minkä vuoksi oli yhtyeen sisäisen kemian kannalta parempi erottaa Majura yhtyeestä. Voit lukea, mitä kerrottavaa Amy Leella oli aiheeseen liittyen, tästä.

”We did a little European run in June and then we did a few shows here and had our first photo shoot with the new lineup just two weeks ago. Some things are just meant to be. Something I’m getting better at as I get older is not trying to control everything so much. Sometimes you just sort of have to listen to the universe and what’s going on and go, ’You know what? Okay, I need to live in the reality of what’s happening now and make something great out of it instead of constantly trying to pull things the way I think they ought to go.’

”It’s hard to explain what I’m saying without being specific. And we all love Jen; we had a great time with Jen. [I] don’t want to make it like it’s anything negative there. But sometimes that chapter just ends, and when you feel that and you know that as a band, that’s how you keep things going. That’s how you keep your team, your band, and everything healthy and moving the way it’s supposed to move. It’s complicated but at the same time you just need to follow your heart. At the end of the day, when you follow your heart and trust each other, you can move forward into a better place than you could’ve imagined for.

”This is big time new for us because I’ve had Tim on bass for 16 years and for the first time he is on guitar, which is fantastic,” Lee added. ”It’s his original instrument, he’s great on it, he gets into that position when we’re in the writing room a lot. And Emma is just this amazing, seamless … it’s just amazingly cool and the other guys are just thrilled with it as well. We’re all really happy right now, we’re in a healthy new chapter moment. Those are always really energizing, so we’ve got a lot of energy and are feeling inspired and excited for the future.”