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''Written by: [[Amy Lynn Lee|A. Lee]] and [[Will "Science" Hunt|W. B. Hunt]]''
 
''Written by: [[Amy Lynn Lee|A. Lee]] and [[Will "Science" Hunt|W. B. Hunt]]''
  
'''''Hi-Lo''''' is the third track from [[Evanescence]]'s fourth studio album ''[[Synthesis]]''. It was written in 2007 by Amy and Will "Science" Hunt, being it their first collaboration ever. It was chosen to be released for the third, [[Evanescence (album)|self-titled album]], but when recording sessions were stopped, the song was discarded and remained on the backburner for 7 more years. The song was first announced in a ''Spin'' interview in March 2010;
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'''''Hi-Lo''''' is the third track from [[Evanescence]]'s fourth studio album ''[[Synthesis]]''. It was written in 2007 by Amy and Will "Science" Hunt, being it their first collaboration ever. It was chosen to be released for the third, [[Evanescence (album)|self-titled album]], but when recording sessions were stopped, the song was discarded and remained on the backburner for 7 more years. The song was first announced in a ''Spin'' interview in March 2010:
 
{{quote|"Hi-Lo." It's a working title. It's going in an electro-pop direction -- there are no organic instruments. It's a Portishead or Massive Attack direction, and lyrically it's about moving on, but in a very non-confrontational, non-angry way. It's just, 'Hey, everything that happened, I'm over it and I'm not mad at you.'<ref name="spinevalbum" />}}
 
{{quote|"Hi-Lo." It's a working title. It's going in an electro-pop direction -- there are no organic instruments. It's a Portishead or Massive Attack direction, and lyrically it's about moving on, but in a very non-confrontational, non-angry way. It's just, 'Hey, everything that happened, I'm over it and I'm not mad at you.'<ref name="spinevalbum" />}}
  
 
''Hi-Lo'' was confirmed to be on ''[[Synthesis]]'' when the track list was revealed through the album's pre-order on September 15, 2017.
 
''Hi-Lo'' was confirmed to be on ''[[Synthesis]]'' when the track list was revealed through the album's pre-order on September 15, 2017.
  
In an article by Revolver, they published that musician and violinist, [[Lindsey Stirling]], makes a guest apperance on the song.<ref name="revolverhilo" /> Amy Lee confirmed it was true in an Evanescence Q&A on Facebook, making it the second Evanescence song ever to feature an external artist (the first being [[Paul McCoy]] on [[Bring Me To Life]]).
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In an article by ''Revolver'', they published that musician and violinist, [[Lindsey Stirling]], makes a guest apperance on the song.<ref name="revolverhilo" /> Amy Lee confirmed it was true in an Evanescence Q&A on Facebook, making it the second Evanescence song ever to feature an external artist (the first being [[Paul McCoy]] on [[Bring Me To Life]]).
  
 
{{quote|'''Q:''' How was it working with Lindsey Stirling?
 
{{quote|'''Q:''' How was it working with Lindsey Stirling?
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In the songbook/tour program given to those who purchased VIP packages and available at the merch booth, ''Hi-Lo'' is explained: <blockquote>''After 10 years in the vault it is our pleasure to finally bring this song into the light. It was the first creative collaboration with Will Hunt (Spaceway), Synthesis producer and programmer. After a decade of not quite fitting in, it finally found its rightful home on this project.''</blockquote>
 
In the songbook/tour program given to those who purchased VIP packages and available at the merch booth, ''Hi-Lo'' is explained: <blockquote>''After 10 years in the vault it is our pleasure to finally bring this song into the light. It was the first creative collaboration with Will Hunt (Spaceway), Synthesis producer and programmer. After a decade of not quite fitting in, it finally found its rightful home on this project.''</blockquote>
  
Episode four of [[Inside Synthesis]] features Lindsey Stirling in the studio recording ''Hi-Lo''. Amy speaks about how she thought of Lindsey after talks of a guest featuring on the song took place;<ref name="insidesynthesisep4" />
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Episode four of [[Inside Synthesis]] features Lindsey Stirling in the studio recording ''Hi-Lo''. Amy speaks about how she thought of Lindsey after talks of a guest featuring on the song took place:<ref name="insidesynthesisep4" />
 
{{quote|'''Amy:''' We had a piece in one of the new songs that felt like it could use one more thing, and we talked about the possibility of having a guest and I thought of Lindsey right away. She's the very definition of somebody who doesn't fit inside of a box. She really paved her own path. I respect that ''so'' much. It's very interesting that we've never, like, met, because I think creatively we have a lot in common.}}
 
{{quote|'''Amy:''' We had a piece in one of the new songs that felt like it could use one more thing, and we talked about the possibility of having a guest and I thought of Lindsey right away. She's the very definition of somebody who doesn't fit inside of a box. She really paved her own path. I respect that ''so'' much. It's very interesting that we've never, like, met, because I think creatively we have a lot in common.}}
  
Lindsey talks about her admiration for Amy Lee as an artist in the episode;
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Lindsey talks about her admiration for Amy Lee as an artist in the episode:
 
{{quote|'''Lindsey:''' Not only do I love [Amy's] voice and her music, but I love that she is so incredibly- you can tell she's very creatively involved in her craft. You know, you can just feel that about certain artists, and I can feel that with Amy in the work that she does.}}
 
{{quote|'''Lindsey:''' Not only do I love [Amy's] voice and her music, but I love that she is so incredibly- you can tell she's very creatively involved in her craft. You know, you can just feel that about certain artists, and I can feel that with Amy in the work that she does.}}
  
In a ''Synthesis'' track-by-track on Facebook, ''Hi-Lo'' is given another little explanation;<ref>https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/posts/10154862809831786</ref>
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When asked about the song in a interview with ''Vanity Fair'', Amy said:<ref name="vanity" />
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{{quote|It's a brand new song, but I'd been keeping it for ten years. It's about a love that's been over for a while. Songs about exes are usually, ‘you broke my heart, I hate you.’ This, on the other hand, says, ‘hey, I forgave you, it's alright. Thinking about you doesn't make me angry because I moved on with my life.’}}
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In a ''Synthesis'' track-by-track on Facebook, ''Hi-Lo'' is given another little explanation:<ref>Evanescence (November 20, 2017). [https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/posts/10154862809831786 "Each day this week we'll feature four songs off the new album..."]. ''Facebook''.</ref>
 
{{quote|This is one of the two ‘new’ songs on the album. I first wrote it 10 years ago with [producer] Will [Hunt], it was the first thing we ever did together. We were friends who connected over our ideas on music and musical tastes, so we decided to go into the studio and spend a day or so to see if we had any chemistry, and that’s where this song comes from. I’ve loved it ever since. I’ve always had it at the top of my pile to release, but it never quite fit, it was never finished. The song is now finally home. I imagined it with strings and a full orchestra in that epic place. And it all came together. Then Lindsey Stirling played that beautiful violin solo. It really takes Will and I back to our own beginnings as collaborators.}}
 
{{quote|This is one of the two ‘new’ songs on the album. I first wrote it 10 years ago with [producer] Will [Hunt], it was the first thing we ever did together. We were friends who connected over our ideas on music and musical tastes, so we decided to go into the studio and spend a day or so to see if we had any chemistry, and that’s where this song comes from. I’ve loved it ever since. I’ve always had it at the top of my pile to release, but it never quite fit, it was never finished. The song is now finally home. I imagined it with strings and a full orchestra in that epic place. And it all came together. Then Lindsey Stirling played that beautiful violin solo. It really takes Will and I back to our own beginnings as collaborators.}}
  
== Versions ==
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Evanescence performed ''Hi-Lo'' with Lindsey Stirling during the Summer 2018 tour. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxV_avg80-0 Click here] to watch a video of the performance.
'''Studio versions:'''
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==Versions==
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===Studio Versions===
  
'''Hi-Lo'''
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'''Hi-Lo (feat. Lindsey Stirling)'''
 
*''Recording Date:'' [https://www.facebook.com/spacewayproductions/posts/1582795028449156 2007], May - August 2017
 
*''Recording Date:'' [https://www.facebook.com/spacewayproductions/posts/1582795028449156 2007], May - August 2017
 
*''Status:'' [[The Evanescence Reference:Release Status|Released, Available]]
 
*''Status:'' [[The Evanescence Reference:Release Status|Released, Available]]
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*''Length:'' 5:07
 
*''Length:'' 5:07
  
'''Hi-Lo (Radio Edit)'''
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'''Hi-Lo (feat. Lindsey Stirling) [Radio Edit]'''
 
*''Recording Date:'' [https://www.facebook.com/spacewayproductions/posts/1582795028449156 2007], May - August 2017
 
*''Recording Date:'' [https://www.facebook.com/spacewayproductions/posts/1582795028449156 2007], May - August 2017
 
*''Status:'' [[The Evanescence Reference:Release Status|Released, Available]]
 
*''Status:'' [[The Evanescence Reference:Release Status|Released, Available]]
*''Released On:'' Hi-Lo Single (track #1)
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*''Released On:'' [[Hi-Lo Single]] (track #1)
 
*''Length:'' 4:16
 
*''Length:'' 4:16
  
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===Live Versions===
  
'''Live versions:'''
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'''Hi-Lo [Synthesis Live]'''
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*''Performing period:'' October 14, 2017 - April 9, 2018
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Recording date:'' November 3, 2017
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*''Released on:'' ''[[Synthesis Live]]'' (track #11)
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*''Length:'' 5:08
  
'''Hi-Lo [ [[Synthesis Live]] ]'''
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'''Hi-Lo [with Lindsey Stirling]'''
*''Performing period:'' October 14, 2017 - TBC
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*''Performing period:'' July 6 - September 8, 2018
*''Example:'' Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, NV (October 14, 2017)
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*''Example:'' Starlight Theater, Kansas City, MO, USA
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
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==Music Video==
 
==Music Video==
On March 30, 2018, a poster at Evanescence's show at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK stated that both performances at the venue will be recorded "for use in a music video", and there were rumors that it was for ''Hi-Lo''.<ref>https://twitter.com/steppyhen_/status/979786717916954625?s=19</ref> [[Paul R. Brown]] returned to film the shows in London. Amy confirmed it is for the song in a live Facebook Q&A with [[Lindsey Stirling]] and Lindsey confirmed that she had filmed her parts for the video seperately.<ref>https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/videos/1882053931826785/</ref> It's rumored to be released before the 2018 Summer U.S. tour begins.
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[[File:Hi-Lo video.png|200px|thumb|right|''Hi-Lo'' music video.]]
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The music video was announced to be released at midnight on June 8, 2018 EST.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/BjsiqG6hu-u/ "Our brand new video for Hi-Lo featuring Lindsey Stirling comes out tomorrow night!"]. ''Instagram''.</ref> However, when the video was published, it was only available to view in selected countries, which caused the band to take down the original and re-upload later in the day.
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The layered shots were filmed by [[Paul R. Brown]] at Evanescence's two shows at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK and the surrounding areas in the city. When the song comes to Lindsey's part, it cut to her dancing around and playing the violin. Lindsey confirmed that her shots were filmed at a studio in Los Angeles, CA.
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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<ref name="evqanda">Lee, Amy (September 15, 2017). [https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/posts/10154694624366786 "Evanescence Q&A"]. ''Facebook''.</ref>
 
<ref name="evqanda">Lee, Amy (September 15, 2017). [https://www.facebook.com/Evanescence/posts/10154694624366786 "Evanescence Q&A"]. ''Facebook''.</ref>
 
<ref name="insidesynthesisep4">Evanescence (October 27, 2017). [https://twitter.com/evanescence/status/923982998667587589 "Watch a BRAND NEW episode of Inside Synthesis featuring Lindsey Stirling!"]. ''Twitter''. </ref>
 
<ref name="insidesynthesisep4">Evanescence (October 27, 2017). [https://twitter.com/evanescence/status/923982998667587589 "Watch a BRAND NEW episode of Inside Synthesis featuring Lindsey Stirling!"]. ''Twitter''. </ref>
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<ref name="vanity">{{cite web|last=Solaro|first=Alba|title=Amy Lee torna con gli Evanescence: «Un figlio ti rende creativa»|url=https://www.vanityfair.it/music/storie-music/2017/10/30/evanescence-amy-lee-album-synthesis-hard-rock|work=Vanity Fair|language=Italian|date=October 30, 2017}}</ref>
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[[Category:Songs]]
 
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[[Category:Synthesis songs]]
 
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[[Category:Evanescence (album) outtakes]]
 
[[Category:Evanescence (album) outtakes]]

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General information

Written by: A. Lee and W. B. Hunt

Hi-Lo is the third track from Evanescence's fourth studio album Synthesis. It was written in 2007 by Amy and Will "Science" Hunt, being it their first collaboration ever. It was chosen to be released for the third, self-titled album, but when recording sessions were stopped, the song was discarded and remained on the backburner for 7 more years. The song was first announced in a Spin interview in March 2010:

Vin1.jpg "Hi-Lo." It's a working title. It's going in an electro-pop direction -- there are no organic instruments. It's a Portishead or Massive Attack direction, and lyrically it's about moving on, but in a very non-confrontational, non-angry way. It's just, 'Hey, everything that happened, I'm over it and I'm not mad at you.'[1] Vin2.jpg


Hi-Lo was confirmed to be on Synthesis when the track list was revealed through the album's pre-order on September 15, 2017.

In an article by Revolver, they published that musician and violinist, Lindsey Stirling, makes a guest apperance on the song.[2] Amy Lee confirmed it was true in an Evanescence Q&A on Facebook, making it the second Evanescence song ever to feature an external artist (the first being Paul McCoy on Bring Me To Life).

Vin1.jpg Q: How was it working with Lindsey Stirling?

Amy: She is amazing. I can't WAIT for you to finally hear Hi-Lo, and the amazing new life she brought to the song!!! [3]

Vin2.jpg


Hi-Lo was premiered live at the first Synthesis Live show at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 14, 2017.

In the songbook/tour program given to those who purchased VIP packages and available at the merch booth, Hi-Lo is explained:

After 10 years in the vault it is our pleasure to finally bring this song into the light. It was the first creative collaboration with Will Hunt (Spaceway), Synthesis producer and programmer. After a decade of not quite fitting in, it finally found its rightful home on this project.

Episode four of Inside Synthesis features Lindsey Stirling in the studio recording Hi-Lo. Amy speaks about how she thought of Lindsey after talks of a guest featuring on the song took place:[4]

Vin1.jpg Amy: We had a piece in one of the new songs that felt like it could use one more thing, and we talked about the possibility of having a guest and I thought of Lindsey right away. She's the very definition of somebody who doesn't fit inside of a box. She really paved her own path. I respect that so much. It's very interesting that we've never, like, met, because I think creatively we have a lot in common. Vin2.jpg


Lindsey talks about her admiration for Amy Lee as an artist in the episode:

Vin1.jpg Lindsey: Not only do I love [Amy's] voice and her music, but I love that she is so incredibly- you can tell she's very creatively involved in her craft. You know, you can just feel that about certain artists, and I can feel that with Amy in the work that she does. Vin2.jpg


When asked about the song in a interview with Vanity Fair, Amy said:[5]

Vin1.jpg It's a brand new song, but I'd been keeping it for ten years. It's about a love that's been over for a while. Songs about exes are usually, ‘you broke my heart, I hate you.’ This, on the other hand, says, ‘hey, I forgave you, it's alright. Thinking about you doesn't make me angry because I moved on with my life.’ Vin2.jpg


In a Synthesis track-by-track on Facebook, Hi-Lo is given another little explanation:[6]

Vin1.jpg This is one of the two ‘new’ songs on the album. I first wrote it 10 years ago with [producer] Will [Hunt], it was the first thing we ever did together. We were friends who connected over our ideas on music and musical tastes, so we decided to go into the studio and spend a day or so to see if we had any chemistry, and that’s where this song comes from. I’ve loved it ever since. I’ve always had it at the top of my pile to release, but it never quite fit, it was never finished. The song is now finally home. I imagined it with strings and a full orchestra in that epic place. And it all came together. Then Lindsey Stirling played that beautiful violin solo. It really takes Will and I back to our own beginnings as collaborators. Vin2.jpg


Evanescence performed Hi-Lo with Lindsey Stirling during the Summer 2018 tour. Click here to watch a video of the performance.

Versions

Studio Versions

Hi-Lo (feat. Lindsey Stirling)

Hi-Lo (feat. Lindsey Stirling) [Radio Edit]

Live Versions

Hi-Lo [Synthesis Live]

  • Performing period: October 14, 2017 - April 9, 2018
  • Status: Released
  • Recording date: November 3, 2017
  • Released on: Synthesis Live (track #11)
  • Length: 5:08

Hi-Lo [with Lindsey Stirling]

  • Performing period: July 6 - September 8, 2018
  • Example: Starlight Theater, Kansas City, MO, USA

Lyrics

I don't know your heart
I don't know where to begin
But I could feel you erasing the rivers I'd drawn in
The more I stood still the faster you were running
You don't know how it feels crawling under your skin
so far, so far away
Don't you know we could be

High or Low, you never fell beneath me
And I gave up on you, but I never forgot you

I can't be your friend
Hold your hand while you bleed

There's nothing left to give you
Nothing more I need
Time to let it sleep
Oh, the damage was real
But nothing cut me so deep I could not heal

Don't you know we could be
High or Low, you never fell beneath me
And I gave up on you, but never forgot you

High or Low
You never fell beneath me
And I gave up on you
But I never forgot

Music Video

Hi-Lo music video.

The music video was announced to be released at midnight on June 8, 2018 EST.[7] However, when the video was published, it was only available to view in selected countries, which caused the band to take down the original and re-upload later in the day.

The layered shots were filmed by Paul R. Brown at Evanescence's two shows at the Royal Festival Hall in London, UK and the surrounding areas in the city. When the song comes to Lindsey's part, it cut to her dancing around and playing the violin. Lindsey confirmed that her shots were filmed at a studio in Los Angeles, CA.

References