Amy Lee On Jen Majura’s Departure From Evanescence
In a recent interview with Revolver, Evanescence‘s Amy Lee shared her thoughts about Jen Majura leaving the band.
Evanescence released their highly anticipated fifth album titled ‘The Bitter Truth’ on March 26, 2021. This album was a commercial success for the band since it dropped after a long period of silence and peaked at number 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock charts.
Besides putting out a new album, the band underwent a significant lineup change. Guitarist Jen Majura, who has been a part of the band since 2015, was replaced by bassist Tim McCord, who has been on bass for 16 years. McCord’s place as the bass player was given to Sick Puppies’ Emma Anzai.
Amy Lee stated they all love Jen Majura, so there isn’t any bad blood between them. She added that most of the time, you get a sense of what is suitable for the band, and Jen Majura’s departure helped the band move on and preserve their healthy relationship.
Lee’s words on Jen Majura leaving Evanescence:
“It’s hard to explain what I’m saying without being specific, and we all love Jen; we had a great time with Jen. I don’t want to make it like it’s anything negative there. But sometimes that chapter ends, and when you feel that and you know that as a band, that’s how you keep things going. That’s how you keep your team, band, and everything healthy and moving the way it’s supposed to.”
Currently, Evanescence is hitting the road with Korn for their joint tour, which will end in mid-September. This tour isn’t the first time they collaborated. In 2007, they set off together for the Family Values tour, a follow-up to Jonathan Davis and Amy Lee’s duet of Korn’s ‘Freak on a Leash’ from that year’s MTV Unplugged show.