Evanescence’s Amy Lee Address Lack Of Women In The Mainstream Rock World
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Amy Lee posted an empowering statement on social media discussing the lack of women in the mainstream rock world and the genre's double standards.
Amy Lee posted an empowering statement on social media discussing the lack of women in the mainstream rock world and the genre’s double standards.
In response to a question she faced in a recent interview about “the lack of women historically on rock radio and in the mainstream rock world,” the Evanescence lead singer issued a statement on Facebook consisting of her reflections based on her more than two decades-long music career.
“Honestly, women do get skipped over. We do get left out of the recap when it all boils down,” Lee wrote. “It is harder to make it onto the cover or the radio. Because our face is not the classic, quintessential face of rock… if you’re thinking of it as a literal face.”
“I think it’s embedded subconsciously in our brains that women in rock are less authentic somehow, like we’re next gen. We’re part 2. Not the original. A niche little off-brand thing,” she added.
The rock band founder called upon fellow musicians to make a change.
Lee concludes with a message of recognition to the few women in the field, saying, “So all you women out there making your mark in the rock world and changing the game, you are the real thing.”
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