THE CHAIN

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TRACK LIST
01. The Chain
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ABOUT

The Chain is a song originally performed by Fleetwood Mac that Evanescence covered for the video game, Gears of War 5. It was digitally released on November 22, 2019 as a stand-alone single, and was then included on Target and Japanese editions of the band's fifth studio album, The Bitter Truth.

A teaser trailer for the game containing Amy's vocals was released on September 5, 2019. She was initially invited to record the short version for the trailer as a solo project, but when she saw the dark, cinematic direction the producer was taking with the production, it made her want to record the full song with the band.

On October 14th and 15th 2019, Evanescence posted several Instagram stories which showed the band recording the song in the studio - including guitars, drums, full orchestra and vocals. Jen Majura confirmed that every member of the band had recorded vocals for the song.

Evanescence filmed the music video on December 3, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. A few days prior to filming, the band had an unfortunate incident at Knotfest Mexico where they had to cancel their set due to safety concerns with a broken barrier. This caused outrage within the crowd, and some of them proceeded to jump on the stage and destroy the equipment, including burning Will Hunt's drums. This inspired the band to include a set of burning drums in the music video.

MUSIC VIDEO

Released: January 9, 2020

LYRICS

Listen to the wind blow
Down comes the night
Break the silence
Damn the dark, damn the light

 

And if you don't love me now (you don't love me now)
You will never love me again (never love me again)
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (never break the chain)

 

And if you don't love me now (you don't love me now)
You will never love me again (never love me again)
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain
You would never break the chain

 

Listen to the wind blow
Watch the sun rise
Running in the shadows
Damn your love, damn your lies

Break the silence
Damn the dark, damn the light

 

And if you don't love me now (you don't love me now)
You will never love me again (never love me again)
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain (never break the chain)

 

And if you don't love me now (you don't love me now)
You will never love me again (never love me again)
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain
And if you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain
You would never break the chain

 

Chain keep us together
Chain keep us together
Chain keep us together
Chain keep us together
Chain keep us together (running in the shadow)
Chain keep us together (running in the shadow)
Chain keep us together (running in the shadow)
Chain keep us together

 

And if you don't love me now
You will never love me again
I can still hear you saying
You would never break the chain
You would never break the chain