EVANESCENCE frontwoman Amy Lee has spoken to MTV.com about the songwriting process for the group's follow-up to their multi-platinum major-label debut, "Fallen".
"I just wait until I get inspired, which has been a lot lately, and I just sit there and let it go and I turn on the recorder," she explained. "You go back the next day and you try to weed through it and find the big parts and put it together.
"Just because there's still singles coming off from the last album doesn't mean we're not working on this new one at the same time," Lee added. "It's just kind of buying us time, I guess, more than anything. And we're taking our time and I'm having fun writing. It's my favorite part."
According to Lee, the new songs she has been writing are darker than most of the material on "Fallen".
"It still sounds like me, but I've been in a spooky mood lately, so I think it's gonna be kinda spooky," she told MTV.com. "I'd like to use more organ. I wanna make it heavier and softer at the same time."
"I want to go in a lot of different directions we didn't go on 'Fallen'," she continued. "I want to get different emotions across. Obviously I think there's a spectrum of emotions on 'Fallen', but I think it's still limited in a lot of ways."
Lee originally planned to broaden her horizons by collaborating with other musicians, including former LIMP BIZKIT guitarist Wes Borland.
"We talked about writing some stuff together, which I think will be fun, but the more I've hung out with my band in the past six months or so, and the more that I've heard what they've been writing, the more inspired I am just to work with the band," Lee said. "We're actually having a lot of fun as we are and I don't really feel we need the help, but I think it could be fun just to experiment with a couple of collaborators."