Ernest Jasmin of Tacoma Rock City recently conducted an interview with WE ARE THE FALLEN vocalist Carly Smithson. You can now listen to several parts of the chat below.
WE ARE THE FALLEN, the group formed by EVANESCENCE co-founder Ben Moody (guitar) and other former members — John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) — along with "American Idol" powerhouse vocalist Carly Smithson and bassist Marty O'Brien (DISTURBED, KELLY CLARKSON, STATIC-X, METHODS OF MAYHEM,TOMMY LEE) — will release its debut album, "Tear The World Down", on May 11 via Universal Republic Records.
The track listing for the CD is as follows:
01. Bury Me Alive
04. Don't Leave Me Behind
05. Sleep Well, My Angel
06. Through Hell
07. I Will Stay
08. Without You
09. St. John
10. I Am Only One
11. Tear The World Down
Check out the cover artwork below.
The group's first single, "Bury Me Alive", was made available exclusively via the digital domain in early February. A second track, "Without You", is currently being streamed on the band's official web site.
WE ARE THE FALLEN made its live debut on March 23 at Kings College in London, England. A 28-city U.S. tour as the support act for HIM launched on March 26 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Smithson doesn't see herself as replacing EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee. "Amy let the boys go," she told USA Today. "We just started a new band, called THE FALLEN. It's got really nothing to do with EVANESCENCE." WE ARE THE FALLEN initially may perform a few EVANESCENCE songs live, she said, "but we're pretty much focused on new music. You have an amazing writing team here, and amazing musicians."
On going from "American Idol" to WE ARE THE FALLEN:
On the breakup of EVANESCENCE and why you shouldn't compare her to Amy Lee:
On breaking the ice with "Bury Me Alive":
On remaking MADONNA's "Like a Prayer":