Last month, Evanescence invited MTV News to the set of their “My Heart Is Broken” video, where frontwoman Amy Lee told us about the dreamlike inspiration behind the clip (the 1988 British horror film “Paperhouse”) and the nightmarish reasons she wrote the song in the first place: namely, the ongoing issue of sex trafficking.
“A lot of times when I write, I just sort of make up words, and something will stick, and I’ll be like, ‘Oh, that’s from my subconscious. That’s what I need to write the song about,’ ” she explained. “And that’s sort of what happened [with the song]. I was like, ‘I think I’m writing about this thing; it’s on my heart,’ just imagining being in such a trapped place and how that might feel, so the song was actually inspired by that idea.”
So obviously, the video means an awful lot to Lee and her bandmates — which is why they chose to work with noted director and photographer Dean Karr, who filled the video with imagery that recalls both dreams and nightmares. And though the full “My Heart Is Broken” video doesn’t premiere until Tuesday, Evanescence is giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the clip’s creation, with a making-of clip they sent exclusively to MTV News.
As you’ll see — and hear — making “My Heart Is Broken” was a labor of love, for both the band and their director, one filled with fiber optics, elaborate costumes and, of course, striking, surreal imagery. But why don’t you just have a look for yourself: Above, direct from Evanescence to you, is an exclusive look at the making of “My Heart Is Broken.”
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