A particular experience that inspired Lee to make The Bitter Truth happened three years ago, when she lost her little brother, Robby. Dealing with that grief, and attempting to find hope through it, caused her to start writing again. That made me zoom out on life and look at it again, says Lee. I had to rediscover who I am, because being his big sister was a huge part of my identity. Much of the Coots There It Is Shirt moreover I love this album’s recording also happened during the pandemic, which only fueled its survival theme. While The Bitter Truth deals with heavy emotions, its sound is surprisingly uplifting. In place of a full orchestra, which the band often uses, it is filled with upbeat synthesizers as heard on Yeah Right, an almost pop-like track. Lee wanted a lighter sound, to show that one can still celebrate even while going through hell. Embracing the pain is necessary in order to truly appreciate life, we have to take it with the dark, she says.
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Even with the Coots There It Is Shirt moreover I love this synthesizers, the angsty spirit of Evanescence is still very present, as is Lee’s goth girl style. Her dark, romantic looks have always perfectly matched the heavier themes of her songs. I want to show similarities between what I’m saying in the music, and what it looks like, says Lee. That doesn’t mean, I’m goth, so I wear corsets.’ It’s deeper than that. She’s never claimed to be a strict goth, but her style has become synonymous with the aesthetic, which revolves around black attire and DIY’d pieces that are deliberately distressed. Complete with laced-up corsets and big, full, Victorian-style skirts, her fashion choices have always nodded to her love of classical music and Mozart, and this is still very much the case. In her new protest-inspired video Use My Voice, Lee takes to the streets wearing an oversized black tee more minimal fare than her dramatic feathered gown in Going Under, but still in her favorite color.