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Evanescence Debut 'My Heart Is Broken' Music Video

January 24, 2012 (8:03 am) GMT
Inspired by horror movie 'Paperhouse', Amy Lee and her bandmates capture both dreams and nightmares in 'surreal' imageries.

have just premiered a music video for "My Heart Is Broken", the latest single from their self-titled album "". Taking inspiration from the 1988 British fantasy/horror film "Paperhouse", the clip sees frontwoman holding light in her hands while belting out lyrics from the song. Meanwhile, her bandmates play in a dream-like state.

"We're playing with fiber optics, and so it's basically like I'm drawing the world around me from nothingness, and when I draw things with my hands, it's like they actually come to life," she explained to MTV News. "So it's a lot of fun with creating this surreal dream world, and the guys' performance is sort of like the dream within the dream, in an abyss of darkness; it's very cool."

The song itself was written by Lee based on the story of real-life situation, sex trafficking. She shared, "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.' And that sort of happened halfway through. 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."

Evanescence's "My Heart Is Broken" music video

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