Dream Too Much

Dream Too Much is the debut solo studio album by Amy Lee, lead singer of the American rock band Evanescence. The children's album[3][4] was written with multiple members of her immediate family,[5] and was released through Amazon Prime[6] on September 30, 2016.[7] Videos for each song have been released via Amazon Video,[8] with the animated[9] music video for "Dream Too Much" being inspired by her two-year-old son, Jack Lion Hartzler.[10][11]

Dream Too Much
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 30, 2016 (2016-09-30)
Recorded2016
StudioSpaceway Productions
GenreChildren's music[1]
Length27:31
LabelAmy Lee Music
ProducerWill Hunt[2]
Amy Lee chronology
Recover, Vol. 1
(2016)
Dream Too Much
(2016)

BackgroundEdit

Lee revealed that she had initially thought that she would not have enough time to work on music as a mother, but noticed that motherhood gave her "a showering of inspiration and fuel". Thus, Lee revealed that except for the everyday errands, she still had time to be creative and record music for Dream Too Much.[5] Lee said the album was going to feature only four or five songs as a sixtieth birthday present for her father, John Lee.[12] However, her manager was approached by Amazon to do a full children's album, and she accepted it.[13]

Aside from the original songs written for the album, Lee also covered Ben King's "Stand By Me" (1961) and "Hello, Goodbye" (1967) by The Beatles. A writer with Loudwire noted the broader reach of these songs which could appeal to adult listeners as well.[5]

Track listingEdit

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Stand by Me"Ben E. King, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller2:18
2."Dream Too Much"Amy Lee, Lori Lee3:05
3."Bee and Duck"Amy Lee0:36
4."I'm Not Tired"Amy Lee, Lori Lee2:15
5."Little Bird"Amy Lee, John Lee3:23
6."Alice"Amy Lee0:47
7."Rubber Duckie"Jeff Moss2:08
8."Hello, Goodbye"John Lennon, Paul McCartney2:59
9."Donkey and Chicken"Amy Lee1:23
10."The End of the Book"Amy Lee, Lori Lee, John Lee, Josh Hartzler2:58
11."If You're a Star"Amy Lee, John Lee, Josh Hartzler2:56
12."Goodnight My Love"George Motola, John Marascalco2:43
Total length:27:31

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dream Too Much (An Amazon Music Original)". Amazon.com. September 30, 2016. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  2. ^ Childers, Chad (August 17, 2016). "Amy Lee Records 'Dream Too Much' Kids Album With Family". Loudwire. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  3. ^ Weingarten, Christopher R. (August 17, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Details Kids Album 'Dream Too Much'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  4. ^ Keifer, Halle (August 17, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Has a New Kids' Album, Dream Too Much, Because Waking Up Inside Is for Adult Emo-Goth Rockers". Vulture. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c Hartmann, Graham (October 11, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee on 'Dream Too Much' Kids Album, Motherhood + Making Her Son Proud". Loudwire. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  6. ^ Vallon, Vanessa (August 18, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee dreams up 'Dream Too Much'". AXS. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  7. ^ Payne, Chris (August 17, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Is Releasing a Children's Album". Billboard. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  8. ^ Reynolds, Drew (December 23, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Shares Longform Video for "Dream Too Much" Album". ABC News Radio. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  9. ^ "Evanescence Singer Amy Lee Releases 'Dream Too Much' Video". Blabbermouth.net. September 7, 2016. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  10. ^ Nelson, Jeff (August 7, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Debuts 'Dream Too Much' Video 'Inspired' By 2-Year-Old Son". People. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  11. ^ Lindner, Emilee (September 8, 2016). "Amy Lee's 'Dream Too Much' Music Video Is Here, With Smiling Muffins and Everything". Fuse. Retrieved March 14, 2017.
  12. ^ "AMY LEE - "Dream Too Much" EPK". YouTube. August 17, 2016.
  13. ^ Bloom, Marisa Torrieri (September 9, 2016). "Evanescence's Amy Lee Opens up About Motherhood, the Children's Album Her Toddler Helped Her Write, and Prepping for Tour". Rocky Mommy.