“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.
Whenever I hear bands like Avril Lavigne,Paramore,MCR,FOB,PATD,Linkin Park,Three Days Grace and Papa Roach all I hear and see is nostalgia. I remeber going in my car and my cousins would play thier songs (as for Three Days Grace,Linkin Park and Papa Roach they would play thier light/acoustic songs) but yeah thats why they’ll always be my fave and thats why they’ll always be in my heart. Forever. I’ll love them forever.