Evanescence have released a second taste of their forthcoming album The Bitter Truth, which is due later this year.

The track in question, as you may have guessed from the headline, is entitled The Game Is Over.

The album will be the first from the band in nine years, with plans to drip-feed the release of its tracks throughout the rest of 2020.

“This song is about being sick of the facade,” says Amy Lee of the new single. “The disguises we wear for others to make them feel comfortable, the inside feelings being so different than what we show on the outside to fit within the boundaries of what’s socially acceptable, or what’s not going to make you unpleasant or too ‘weird’ to be around. The Game is Over is a promise to myself and out loud that I’m going to be more of my real, inner self on the outside–not lock her up because she can’t be contained anymore. It’s also a prayer to become better, to not feel so messed up, locked up, and hurt inside.”

A very colourful video has been shot for The Game Is Over, using iPhones. Here it is:

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