The song “What You Want” is a song recorded by American rock band Evanescence. The freedom-themed song was written by Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo and Tim McCord. It was described as the heaviest and most different Evanescence song. According to Lee, the song talks about the experiences with her fans and her realizations about the things that she should do. “What You Want” uses several instruments in its music, notably guitars, synthesizers and drums. Lyrically, the song talks about a relationship that can’t work despite the love between the pair together. A snippet of “What You Want” premiered on MTV on July 11, 2011. During that time it was reported that the new single will be released in early August. The whole song was performed live by the band on August 8, at 7:54 p.m. ET on MTV. After the performance the album version was shown on MTV. The song was digitally released on August 9, 2011 exclusively on iTunes, and to all other digital retailers on August 16. In the United Kingdom, the song was released on August 21, and a CD single of the song is scheduled for release on September 9, 2011 in Germany.