The Notes She Hits In Led Zeppelin’s “Going To California” Will Give You Chills
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For those of you who are not familiar with Evanescence, a American rock band from Little Rock, Kansas, Amy Lee is their amazing lead singer and can reach breathtaking heights with her professional and profound vocals, with ease.
“Spent my days with a woman unkind, Smoked my stuff and drank all my wine. Made up my mind to make a new start, Going To California with an aching in my heart…”
Singing Led Zeppelin’s “Going To California,” Amy Lee is absolutely beyond “on-point” in this intimate and powerful rendition of Robert Plant’s genius class. Presented in black and white, with a few simple shots of a recording studio and a backyard area, Amy annihilates the complex tones and range in this unforgettable song about a man trying to escape the clutches of a devious and conniving woman.
Interesting Fact: When Page, along with Led Zeppelin’s manager and an engineer flew to Los Angeles to mix the track, there was an earthquake near San Diego.
Her singing is always soulful and powerful. She knows when to hold back and let go – and that made her cover more beautiful. When you hear how she sounds when she goes all-out, you’ll appreciate her control more. Covering anything with Robert Plant’s vocals on it is no mean feat and Amy definitely nailed it.
“When you’re somewhere between seventeen and twenty-four you think, “I can do anything” and there’s something beautiful about that fearlessness because you have the confidence to just try stuff but also you look back and realise how much danger you were in sometimes.” – Amy Lee
Whether you enjoy the dark, deep, dense tones of Evanescence or not, there is no denying that this chick has pipes and seriously does this song justice with a subtle beauty that is ironically hard to miss. Enjoy this stunning rendition of one of the greatest Led Zeppelin songs of all time.