Will "Science" Hunt

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Will "Science" Hunt

William Barry Hunt, also known as Will "Science" Hunt (not to be confused with Evanescence's drummer Will Hunt), is a producer and percussionist.[1][2][3] He has collaborated with Amy Lee on several projects. He produced "Sally's Song", co-wrote on Evanescence's third studio album Evanescence, produced Amy's children's album, Dream Too Much, and co-produced the band's fourth studio album, Synthesis. He has a studio in Fort Worth, Texas called Spaceway Productions.[4]


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Will recording percussion on Evanescence's 2010 Lillywhite sessions[5]

The first song "Science" co-wrote on was Evanescence's "Hi-Lo" in 2007, co-producing and programming on the song.[6] An early version of the song was originally intended for the band's then-untitled third album,[4] but it was later reworked and made the cut on the band's fourth studio album, Synthesis.

"Science" produced Amy Lee's cover of Sally's Song for the album Nightmare Revisited, and Halfway Down the Stairs for the album Muppets: The Green Album. He is credited for the drums in Sally's Song, and programming in both songs.[7]

In 2009 and early 2010, "Science" co-wrote on several tracks from Evanescence's third album, Evanescence, with Amy Lee in New York and Texas, and he co-produced the first version of the album with Steve Lillywhite.[2] Amy talked about "Science":

Vin1.jpg The sounds and influence he brings to the table — programming outer-space awesome sounds you can't even recognize. I went through a phase where I didn't know if it was solo time, or go write score music, or what. And then once we wrote together, I realized this is totally Evanescence.[2] Vin2.jpg

She said that they were going to do a "two-drummer thing. Basically Thing 1 and Thing 2 — we're gonna have figure out some kind of plan for just knowing who's who."[2] She also said in an interview with Spin that "the songwriting and sound is inspired by a lot of our mutual loves -- Bjork, Nine Inch Nails, and music with a lot of programming and sounds that feel larger than life."[4] In the same interview, when asked how did Amy get a second guy in the band called Will Hunt, she said this:

Vin1.jpg Well, part of getting back to Evanescence was the new Will Hunt. I met this Will -- I call him Will "Science" Hunt because he does a lot of programming and beats -- when we recorded "Sally's Song" for Nightmare Revisited.[4] Vin2.jpg

They spent all of 2009 writing songs and crafting a handful of already-recorded electronic programming for the band's third album,[8][2] but only five songs made the final cut on the album. The original Evanescence album he worked on with Amy in early 2010 was scrapped by Wind-up Records. However, Amy acquired the rights to the recordings when her contract ended in 2014 and revealed she plans to finish and release some of those songs in the future.[9]

The songs released on the self-titled album that he co-wrote on are Made of Stone, Sick, End of the Dream, Swimming Home and Secret Door.[10] Amy confirmed in a radio interview on August 2011 that Will "Science" was not a band member, he joined them in programming and co-wrote some songs.[4][11]:

Vin1.jpg Interviewer: Do you have two guys in the band, same name?

Amy: No. Nope, that didn't happen.
Interviewer: Did you used to, didn't you have, like, Will Hunt and...?
Amy: Right, right. There was a minute, I worked and wrote with this other guy named, who is also named Will Hunt, not my drummer. So that got a little confusing. He's awesome. But, um, he's not in the band.
Interviewer: I didn't know if you had a thing, where, like, you only worked with people named Will Hunt or something...
Amy: *laughs* Yeah, that was really confusing for a minute. Yes, I know.[12]


In 2015, he was credited as a producer and performer on Amy's cover of Chris Izaak's Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing from Recover, Vol. 1. The song was originally submitted for the film The Cabin in the Woods, but was rejected by the directors. It was then intended to be included on Evanescence's third album produced by Lillywhite in 2010, but the band's label rejected the whole material recorded in those sessions.[9]

In 2016, he produced Amy's children's album, Dream Too Much.

Will "Science" and Amy collaborated again for the band's fourth studio album, Synthesis. He co-produced the album with her, as well as engineered and programmed it. He has co-writing credits on the songs Hi-Lo and Imperfection. He toured with the band on the Synthesis Live Tour performing synths and live programming. In 2017, he remixed Love Exists.[13]

In 2019, Will engineered Amy's vocals on Love Goes On and On off Lindsey Stirling's fifth studio album, Artemis.[14]

Will did additional programming on the band's fifth album, The Bitter Truth, co-writing on the songs Yeah Right, Feeding the Dark and Take Cover.[15] Early versions of these three songs were originally written during the third album sessions in 2010.[16]


  1. Graff, Gary (March 26, 2010). "Evanescence Recording New Album, Plots Summer Tour". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/958809/evanescence-recording-new-album-plots-summer-tour. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Weingarten, Christopher R. R. (March 2, 2010). "Evanescence Go Electro As Lee Has 'Fun With Music' on Next LP". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-go-electro-as-lee-has-fun-with-music-on-next-lp-20100302. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  3. Goodman, William (April 13, 2011). "Amy Lee Talks Evanescence's Comeback LP". Spin. http://www.spin.com/articles/amy-lee-talks-evanescences-comeback-lp/. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Goodman, William (March 5, 2010). "Exclusive: Amy Lee on the New Evanescence Album". Spin. http://www.spin.com/articles/exclusive-amy-lee-new-evanescence-album/. Retrieved September 23, 2010.
  5. Lee, Amy (February 25, 2010). "Rockin out with @sillywhite in the control room while @wilhunt throws down marching band style!". Twitter. https://twitter.com/AmyLeeEV/status/9646798425.
  6. Will on Facebook: ""Hi-Lo" is the first song Amy Lee and I ever wrote together back in 2007 and it waited patiently for its home on Synthesis. Thanks for taking it to the next level Lindsey!"
  7. "Evanescence Interview". The Gauntlet. October 23, 2008. Archived from the original on November 2, 2013. https://web.archive.org/web/20131102064236/http://www.thegauntlet.com/interview/447/491/Evanescence.
  8. Lee, Amy (August 10, 2009). "Hey guys". EvThreads. Archived from the original on August 20, 2009. http://web.archive.org/web/20090820015540/http://www.evthreads.com:80/showthread.php?p=1128174.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Lee, Amy (December 15, 2015). "Cover #4: Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing.". Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/AmyLeeOfficial/posts/1105375239514245.
  10. Made of Stone, Swimming Home and Secret Door were originally worked on the Lillywhite sessions, but reworked on the final album.
  11. Lee, Amy (March 2, 2010). "Just one thing to clarify from this article". EvThreads. Archived from the original on July 10, 2011. http://web.archive.org/web/20110710211026/http://www.evthreads.com/showthread.php?p=1315159.
  12. "A radio interview with Amy Lee (Evanescence) About Lady Gaga, Rihanna and more". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u799X7BOhxs&list=FLSZDc9cSyXmU&index=1. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
  13. Credited as "Spaceway Remix", his studio's name.
  14. "Lindsey Stirling ‎– Artemis". Discogs. September 6, 2019. https://www.discogs.com/Lindsey-Stirling-Artemis/release/14172344.
  15. The Bitter Truth (2021), liner notes.
  16. Garner, George (March 10, 2021). "“I needed to face the abyss head on”: Evanescence’s Bitter Truth laid bare". Kerrang!. https://www.kerrang.com/features/i-needed-to-face-the-abyss-head-on-evanescences-bitter-truth-laid-bare/.

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