Talking about the song, frontwoman Amy Lee says:
“This song is about being sick of the facade. 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.”
She added, “‘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.”
Listen to the new song below.
The iPhone shot music video for “The Game Is Over” will premiere Friday, July 3rd at 12 PMET / 9 AM PT on YouTube where the band will also host a live Q+A with fans.
The Bitter Truth marks Evanescence’s first new album since their self-titled 2011 LP. Though there’s no release date, the album will come later this year with plans to make the record available incrementally throughout the year.