My Immortal by Evanescence essays
In the late 1990's, Amy Lee and Ben Moody formed the band Evanescence, after meeting at a Christian Youth Retreat in Arkansas.Evanescence remained a duo until fellow Arkansas natives John LeCompt and Rocky Gray joined the group in 2000.That same year, Evanescence was signed to Wind-Up records, a Christian label based in Nashville Tennessee who also had signed the band Creed the year before.Theirfirst big break was The Daredevil Soundtrack in 2003, a major motion picture with Ben Affleck as a comic book hero, where they submitted two tracks.They gained notoriety with their song "My Immortal," written by Amy Lee, which immediately shot to the tops of the charts.Later released on the group's freshman release, Fallen in 2003, "My Immortal" went Double Platinum as a single and stayed in the Top Ten in the United Kingdom and the United States for over sixteen weeks. It is still getting a lot of airplay on the radio, even a year after its release. (MTV.com)
When Ifirst heard the song "My Immortal," I was moved.I originally thought that the song was about a woman who has lost her husband or boyfriend, but found out otherwise.Amy Lee, the lead singer, wrote the song about the death of her younger sister.She died when she was six years old, and the tragedy deeply affected Amy.She has said in interviews that she has been haunted by her sister's ghost ever since.To me, this song meant holding onto a lost love.It expressed every person's fear of losing someone you love, and dealing with the memories that never seem to fade when they are gone.This song makes me remember people that have passed that I loved, and helps me to remember the reasons why I loved them.