Directed by Eric Howell, the 1950’s thriller is due July 24th, Amy Lee, famously of Evanesence has lent her talents to the film and unveils the new single “Speak To Me” for the movie soundtrack. It can be heard below.
Lee shared an intro video to the track on her YouTube channel last April. Recorded at the legendary Skywalker Ranch, the piece gives us a glimpse inside the tracking process, with the gorgeous piano of “Speak To Me” as the backdrop. A few exclusive clips are also included, providing fans with a preview into the movie.
Lee’s message for her fans about the film and her creative process behind the song and its accompanying video:
I’m very excited to share a new song which I was asked to create as the end title for the forthcoming film, Voice From The Stone, which stars the incredibly talented and captivating Emilia Clarke. The song is called “Speak To Me”.
There are many reasons why I felt inspired to work on this project. Voice From The Stone tells the haunting story of Verena, a nurse who is asked to aid a young boy who has fallen silent after the sudden passing of his mother – Verena is brought in to help him speak again. As a new mother myself, the film resonated very deeply with me. I had the opportunity to work closely with Eric Howell, who directed the film, and Michael Wandmacher, who composed the score. I was very moved by the movie, and after having my first conversation with Eric and Michael, I felt a surge of inspiration and immediately began writing. It is a rare phenomenon to really share a creative vision so completely, and that made for a very powerful experience, and an end result that I am very proud of.
It was an honour to be able to work with Eric on the music video as well, which was shot in Sienna, Italy, at the same beautiful location as the film. We conceived the video as a parallel and backstory to the film, which explores the strong bond of love between Malvina and her son, and the belief that love is stronger than death.
Amy Lee is currently in the studio with Evanescence (the day job), with new music being worked on which can be expected later this year. The band play two shows at Hammersmith Eventim Apollo in June as part of a wider European tour. I imagine there will be some new material by the time these two shows roll in.
- June 13th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
- June 14th – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo SOLD OUT
As Lee mentions in the video of the tracking of “Speak To Me”, Voice From The Stone is an independent film which is out on July 24th, the progress can be tracked on their Facebook page. As Lee also states, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke stars in the film, so if that’s your thing then do support it. The trailer can be seen here.
“Speak To Me” is available on all major platforms for downloading or streaming now.