Carly Smithson and Evanescence alumni are Fallen

Source: USA Today

Former American Idol Season 7 Alum, Carly Smithson, is the front woman for the new band Fallen. Smithson’s band mates include three of the original members of Evanescence – guitarists Ben Moody and John LeCompt and drummer Rocky Gray. They are also joined by bassist Marty O’Brien. It seems like their band name is a metaphor for the “fallen” members of Evanescence. I guess we’ll find out their back story once their website launches. Their first single “Bury Me Alive” will be available as a free download on their official website this Monday, June 22, 2009.

How exciting! Carly Smithson has an amazing voice! I was really rooting for her when she was on American Idol, so I was definitely shocked when she had a 6th place finish. Ben Moody co-founded the Grammy-Award winning band Evanescence with Amy Lee but Moody left the band due to creative differences. Evanescence’s first studio album “Fallen” had a distinct sound and with Moody’s departure, I definitely noticed a change in the band’s sound but they still sounded great. Different, but still great! I think the combination of Smithson’s vocals with the seasoned Evanescence alumni will make Fallen a band worth listening to. I can’t wait to hear their debut single! 🙂

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