Love Exists

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Amy Lee Songs

A Single Tear
After
Alice
Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing *
Beacon for the Blind
Bee and Duck
Between Worlds
Bill's Wife Theme
Blind Opening Theme
Can't Stop What's Coming
Dark Water
Donkey and Chicken
Dream of Ice
Dream Too Much
Drifter
Eternity of the Remorse
Find a Way
First Kiss
Going to California *
Goodnight
Goodnight My Love *
Halfway Down the Stairs *
Hello Goodbye *
Honeypot
I'm Not Tired
I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry **
If You're a Star
It's a Fire *
I Will Follow You into the Dark *
Little Bird
Lockdown
Love Exists
Mark's Theme
Push the Button
Remember to Breathe
Resurrection
Rubber Duckie *
Sally's Song *
Shaving
Speak to Me
Stand by Me *
The End of the Book
The Final Leap
Through Your Eyes
Voice in My Head
With or Without You *
White Out
You

* Cover versions
** Live cover versions

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General information

Written by: A. Lee

Love Exists is a song written by Amy Lee as a rough English translation of the song, L'amore esiste, by Italian singer, Francesca Michielin.

In February 2016, Amy posted a few Instagram photos and videos of music she was working on in the studio with British composer, Guy Sigsworth. When Amy held a Facebook Q&A on March 1, 2016, she described what it was like working with him and confirmed their music was for her solo work and not Evanescence;

Vin1.jpg Q: How was it to work with Guy? I know you're such a huge fan of him as many of us. He had made some of the most incredible records with many powerful artists and now you join this list, it should happen before. Hope you work together many other times.

Amy: It was a really special experience. Sometimes you try working with someone new and it takes some real adjusting to get in the groove. I was often surprised in our process together how similarly our brains were working! We were hearing and wanting a lot of the same things, and that just made for a really gratifying piece of music in the end. He and his engineer Jake were so nice, we had a great time together all week! We only did one song this time, but I definitely think we will be making more music together soon.

Oh, and I've seen people asking so I'll just answer this too - what we made is for me/solo, not Ev.

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On January 19, 2017, a 30 second clip leaked on Soundcloud under the title Love Has No Reason, which is the same name as the music sheet Amy posted on Instagram when she was in the studio with Guy. The full song and single cover was leaked on YouTube on February 9, 2017 (the original video has since been taken down). Some hours after the leak, links to buy the song started appearing on various music sites.

The single was officially released on February 10, 2017 along with Amy's message about the song and how she came to record it;

Vin1.jpg When I was in Italy filming the video for “Speak To Me," I fell in love with a song I heard on the radio there. L’amore Esiste by Francesca Michielin. It seemed to follow me everywhere, got under my skin and just wouldn’t leave. I couldn’t stop listening to it, over and over the whole way home. I started piecing together what the lyrics meant and wrote my own twist on them in English. I showed my idea to one of my dream producers, Guy Sigsworth, and somehow convinced him to come to New York and re-create the song with me. Dave Eggar contributed his lush string arrangement and we all just lived in this song for a week at Flux Studios on the lower east side.

What an incredibly fulfilling experience it was to make this beautiful thing. And with such a talented, down-to-earth, and inspired team- with no rules or limitations beyond the ones we created. Guy pushed me in new ways and I learned a few things. It was a unique honor to work beside someone I admire so much on something that at the time had no plan, no album to go on, and made no sense other than how good it felt. It’s easy to get bogged down by the “point” sometimes, when what matters most in my opinion, in music-making, is following your heart. Finding a way to satisfy that deep need to express something that can’t be said with words alone.

Love is anything but simple. And it manifests itself in countless forms. It can be inconvenient. Painful. Easier to ignore than to trust. But we are still connected, despite how alone we feel sometimes. Can we be brave enough to love, knowing it’s going to hurt? Can we drop our cynicism long enough to see beyond the frustrations, the discontentment, the fear of the unknown and the anger for all we can’t control? Love is all around. Even in the darkest places. And it is worth everything. Look out, look in. Love exists.

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The artwork on the single cover was done by Jennybird Alcantara.

Versions

Studio versions:

Love Exists

  • Recording date: February 2016
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Love Exists Single
  • Length: 3:32

Love Exists (Sigsworth Mix)

  • Recording date: February 2016
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Love Exists Single
  • Length: 3:34

Love Exists (Spaceway Remix)

  • Recording date: February 2016
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Love Exists Single
  • Length: 3:59

Love Exists (Instrumental)

  • Recording date: February 2016
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Love Exists Single
  • Length: 3:34

Lyrics

It can be born anywhere
In the last place you'd expect
In a way you'd never dream
It can grow from nothing
And blossom in a second
A single glance is all it takes to get inside you

Invading every thought and every beat of your heart
Love can make you scream and it can leave you speechless
Love has a thousand stems but only one flower

It can grow alone till it turns to dust
It can tear your world apart
Or bind to you forever
It can grow in darkness
Make it's own light
Turn a curse into a kiss
Change the meaning of your words

Love makes no sense
Love has no name
Love drowns you in tears
And then sets your heart on fire
Love has no fear
Love has no reason

So infinitely vast and we're standing at the edge
Take my hand and erase the past forever
My love is you [Erase the past forever]
My love you are

Love makes no sense
Love has no name
Love is never wrong
And never needs a reason
I'm drowning in my tears
But my heart's on fire

It can make you better
It can change you slowly
And give you everything you want
Ask for nothing in return
In the blink of an eye
The hint of a smile
In the way you say goodbye
In every time you find me

Love makes no sense
Love has no name
Love drowns you in tears
And then sets your heart on fire
Love has no fear
Love has no reason

Love makes no sense
Love has no name
Love drowns you in tears
And then sets your heart on fire
Love has no fear
Love has no reason

My love is you
My love you are
My love is you
My love you are


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