19568 I remember when I first discovered Nightwish I didn’t even realize they had switched singers. I heard songs with Anette first and then the old songs with Tarja and I thought that Tarja had just changed her vocal style over the years😂😂 Same thing happened when I discovered Tristania and Sirenia.
“Manners is about a relationship that has gone sour. Their lyrics are about how hard you fall for that relationship without seeing the same effort in return.
It’s something I had gone through a couple of years ago. ‘Manners’ became almost like a revenge. It was me saying, ‘this is how I felt, but I wasn’t able to say it at the time, when I was actually in that moment’”
My favourite thing about Amy Lee is that she was the touchstone that connected everything I love about music together. All the artists I love now are ones that I know about because they influenced her or can connect back to her. Everything from trip hop artists like Bjork or Portishead to grunge/90s alt rock bands like Smashing Pumpkins, Tool, and Hole to piano singer-songwriters like Tori Amos, Regina Spektor, and Amanda Palmer, even to all the artists on this blog. I can connect them all back to her and her music. I feel like I owe my musical identity to her.
I always get sad when people worry if their music taste is too poppy. Like what you like and tell anyone who makes fun of you to grow the hell up. Hey Violet, Pvris,Halestorm, Paramore, who cares? Listen to what makes you happy.
18739 I personally believe that Lyndsey and Alexa loved each other, but they just couldn’t make it work. I think they fought a lot. If you listen to PVRIS and Love Robot, it starts to make sense. “White Noise” and “B.A.D.” came out pretty close together. I feel like Heirsound’s “Merge” songs are about Lyndsey, too. Sometimes people love each other, but can’t be together.