Dave Stewart and Amy Lee of Evanescence have teamed up to record a reimagined version of the classic Everly Brothers song, “Love Hurts.” Stewart and Lee’s inspired rendition of “Love Hurts” will be released Friday, June 24 via Bay Street Records on all DSPs.
The single can be pre-ordered/pre-recorded here and fans can watch the song’s official music video ahead of Friday’s release below.
“My collaboration with Amy happened by chance, but turned into a magical adventure,” says Stewart. “It’s a creative force and we work so well together. We quickly realized that our version was nothing like the original, but once we started we couldn’t stop!”
“A few weeks ago, Dave Stewart called me and asked if I wanted to collaborate on the iconic Everly Brothers song, ‘Love Hurts,'” adds Lee. I’m beyond thrilled with our newfound friendship and our new song.”
With a career spanning four decades and more than 100 million albums sold worldwide, singer, songwriter, musician, producer and co-founder of Eurythmics Dave Stewart is among the most respected talents and most accomplished in the history of popular music. Stewart co-wrote and produced every Eurythmics album in his world-renowned duo with Annie Lennox.
He has also produced albums and co-written songs with Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty, Gwen Stefani, Damian Marley, Stevie Nicks, Bryan Ferry, AR Rahman, Katy Perry, Sinead O’Connor, Aretha Franklin, Al Green and Joss Stone, and many more. He is currently working with Stone on the recently announced musical ‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ – set to premiere later this year.
His wide-ranging work has earned Stewart a long list of prestigious accolades, including more than fifty ASCAP and BMI awards, four Ivor Novello awards for “Best Songwriter”, four BRIT Awards for “Best Producer” (including a Lifetime Achievement Award), a Golden Globe Award and a GRAMMY® Award.
Eurythmics’ “Sweet Dreams (Are Made Of This)” was recently inducted into the GRAMMY Hall of Fame®, in recognition of its qualitative and historical significance, and Dave Stewart and Annie Lennox were among the 2020 Songwriters Hall of Fame inductees with with a ceremony taking place in June 2022. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced Eurythmics as 2022 inductees for their profound impact on music.
Beyond his creative work as a musician, Stewart is a renowned film and television producer (including NBC’s hit songwriting competition series, Songland), author, photographer, speaker, and entrepreneur. In 2010, Stewart established Dave Stewart Entertainment (DSE), a “media company for the new world” (The Los Angeles Times), connecting creative ideas to a multitude of projects in music, film, television, books, theater and new media. . As content creator for DSE, Stewart has married his passion for music, film and television creating a number of high-profile projects.
Amy Lee is a singer, pianist, and songwriter, best known as the co-founder of the two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning rock band Evanescence. Having recorded 5 studio albums with the band and toured extensively around the world, Amy has had an impact on people all over the world.
2003’s debut album Fallen spent 43 weeks in the Billboard Top 10 and sold over 17 million copies worldwide, 10 million copies in the United States alone, crowning it Diamond. The “Bring Me to Life” music video has also reached over a billion views on YouTube. In March 2021, Evanescence released their fifth studio album, The Bitter Truth, featuring the songs “Wasted On You” and “Use My Voice”, both nominated for the MTV Video Awards, as well as “Better Without You”. a Top 10 song on US Rock Radio, after spending an incredible 27 weeks on the chart.
Lee’s solo work consists of a wide range of styles, from emotional end title themes, experimental film scores, a variety of collaborations and a children’s music album, to his unique reimaginings of songs in his library. increasing number of eclectic covers.
Some highlights include his original composition, “Speak To Me”, the title track from the film “Voice From The Stone”, directed by Eric D. Howell, “Aftermath”, a music album written for the film “War Story”, directed by Mark Jackson, the 2015 children’s album “Dream Too Much”, the fan-favorite cover EP “Recover”, and some stellar collaborations with artists such as Bring Me The Horizon, Lindsey Stirling, Body Count, Halestorm and Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics.
Watch the new music video here: