NEWS: Amy Lee (Evanescence) covers ‘Cruel Summer’ by Bananarama!

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Evanescence frontwoman and vocal powerhouse Amy Lee has teamed up with bandmate Troy McLawhorn to cover Bananarama‘s hit ‘Cruel Summer’ live from lockdown.

The 1983 single has been stripped of its original upbeat pop style, and instead has been stripped down and turned into a much darker, emotional track.

Speaking of the track and her choice to cover it, Lee had this to say.

“I don’t know about you guys, but so many songs have seemed to take on a new and deeper meaning during this time – and that’s one of those for me. We can’t wait to play live in the flesh for you again, but until then, stay safe, be well, and take care.”

You can check out the cover for yourself below.

Evanescence are set to release their fifth full-length album, ‘The Bitter Truth’, later this year.

More details will be confirmed as they develop.