The video for Evanescence’s 2003 breakthrough hit, “Bring Me to Life,” crossed the billion-view mark on YouTube. The dark visual filmed in Romania – which was uploaded to YT in December 2009 – opens with singer Amy Lee dreaming of a long fall from the top of a skyscraper while writhing in bed as the track urgent plays behind her and the rest of the group hangs in another room of the building.
Wearing a nightgown, Lee steps out onto the windswept windowsill and walks dangerously along as she finds out what’s going on in the other apartments in the Philipp Stölzl-directed clip. At one point, she slips and the song’s guest vocalist, Paul McCoy of 12 Stones, tries to pick her up as she urgently sings, “save me from the nothing I’ve become”.
Lee tweeted about the milestone on Tuesday night (February 1), writing, “So proud to have hit a billion views!” with a shocked face emoji. “What a crazy thing. Thank you for all the love, all the memories. I am speechless.”
The group made news in December when their cover of The Beatles’ “Across the Universe” finally hit streaming services four years after its debut. The Little Rock-based unit first performed “Across the Universe” in 2018 during their Synthesis World Tour. Then in the spring of 2021, Evanescence exclusively released a studio version of their cover on the deluxe box set of the band’s recent studio album. The bitter truthwhich went No. 1 on Billboardof the list of the best hard rock albums.
Check out Lee’s tweet and “Bring Me to Life” video below.
— Amy Lee (@AmyLeeEV) February 2, 2022