Synthesis is the fourth studio album by American rock band Evanescence. It is set to be released on November 10, 2017. The album includes reworked versions of the band's previous material with an orchestral arrangement and electronica music elements, in addition to two new songs.
David Campbell was responsible for the arrangement, along with Amy Lee and drummer Will Hunt. In order to promote the new material, Evanescence embarked on the Synthesis Tour, which opened on October 14, 2017, in Las Vegas and will visit cities across the US and Canada until December.
The goal behind the performances is to emphasize the vocal performance, emotions and stories behind the lyrics of the band's songs for which they will be accompanied by an orchestra on stage.
"This is a total passion project for me. There are so many layers in our music underneath the huge drums and guitars. I've always wanted to shine a light on some of the gorgeous David Campbell arrangements and programming elements in our songs, and that idea snowballed into completely re-doing them with full orchestra, not just strings, elaborate programming and experimentation" Lee said.