In a new interview with, Amy talks about the state of Evanescence, the band members who left and she reveals she has had a little bit of contact with John since he left the band.

Amy also talks about “Sally’s Song” and writing songs for a solo album. Read it below and after the jump:

On the state of Evanescence:
“It’s a difficult situation, as is every dramatic situation our band has gone through. John [LeCompt, guitar], Rocky [Gray, drums] — we outgrew each other. When they joined the band, Fallen was just completed and they were excited to be a part of something really big. From the beginning, their musical styles were very different from Evanescence. I think to a degree they got bored or frustrated. They weren’t part of the creative process and were like, ‘Why are we doing this?’ Their writing just didn’t work for Evanescence, and I have to do what’s best for the band. I’ve had a little bit of contact with John since and it was positive. Very few bands have been able to maintain their original members forever.”

On new songs and a solo album:
“I need to show that I’m more than a one trick pony. I’m writing here at the house by myself and it’s been really good. But I’d really like to do something different next. [The new songs] are definitely different. I feel like I’m going back to my really old roots. They have more of my folky and Celtic influence than ever before. And it’s not all sad — it’s nothing I would categorize as Evanescence.”

On scoring films:
“My biggest dream from the beginning — besides Evanescence — is scoring film and writing music for film. And I’ve definitely had that in my head and have been trying to connect with the right people to get involved with the right project. I really feel like it would be great to get into a project that’s bigger than myself and be the creator and not necessarily just the performer.”

On Nightmare Revisited:
“The Nightmare Before Christmas is my number one biggest influence artistically in every way. [When I was young] I literally would sit in my bedroom and sing ‘Sally’s Song,’ or in the car driving to school. The best part about it [recording the song] was that I had no restrictions or direction or anything. I picked the producer, who’s a friend, and we just made the song however we wanted together. [We recorded the song] three months ago, in Fort Worth, TX.”

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