With what some call a meteoric rise to the top, Fallen brought the Little Rock, Arkansas band to global success with more than 17 million records in the hands of fans worldwide, two Top 10 singles, “My Immortal” and “Bring Me To Life,” two Grammy® Awards in 2003 (Best New Artist and Best Hard Rock Performance for “Bring Me To Life”).
The Open Door was recorded in Los Angeles at The Record Plant in early 2006 and mixed at the venerable Ocean Way Studios in March 2006 and marked the return of long-time friend and producer Dave Fortman. The Open Door was certified double platinum in the United States and has sold more than 5 million copies worldwide. The album was defined by Amy Lee’s beautiful melodies, profound lyrics, stunning vocals and poignant piano, merged with Terry Balsamo’s urgent, yet intricate guitar playing and formed a remarkable, ethereal blend perfectly rooted in the band’s rock and classical sensibilities, including the hit single “Call Me When You’re Sober.”
In an interview with the magazine Spin, Amy Lee said that she wrote some songs on harp including the ballad "Secret Door" and "My Heart is Broken". Another song, "Oceans", "starts with a big, low synth and a vocal, then the band kicks in", says Lee. "It's big and lush. We've been having a lot of fun playing that one especially." About the theme of the album Lee said "I get inspired by nature. The ocean's been a theme. Brokenness has become a little bit of theme, without necessarily offering a solution."