It’s Saturday at 9:30 p.m. and Stevie Nicks is singing on the cellphone.
The rock icon is at her Los Angeles residence, the place she’s been cooped up since December after wrapping the “An Night with Fleetwood Mac” tour. She arrived there at first to chill out after spending a yr on the street and to rejoice the vacations. However then the coronavirus pandemic hit.
Caught on the home is each good and unhealthy for Nicks. The excellent news? Her home is a inventive oasis the place all her favourite musical devices dwell. It’s the place she spent a yr recording her 2011 album “In Your Goals” with Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard.
Her present 10-month stint — and counting — at residence even fueled her to document the brand new single “Present Them the Approach,” out on Friday.
“It’s lovely,” she says after singing the track’s refrain on the finish of a 90-minute-plus interview, the place Nicks excitedly mentioned all the things from her admiration for late icons and buddies Tom Petty and Prince to her relationships with Harry Types and Beyoncé.
The unhealthy information? Nicks is 72 and doesn’t need to be homebound when she prefers to be singing dwell on the street.
“This pandemic is greater than only a pandemic for me. This is stealing what I think about to be my last youthful years,” Nicks advised The Related Press. “I don’t have simply 10 years to hold round and look ahead to this factor to go away. I’ve locations to go, folks to sing for, one other album to make. With every single day that goes by, it’s like taking this time away from me. That I believe is the toughest factor for me.”
“I’ve a whole lot of associates which might be 60 they usually’re going, ‘Oh I’m so outdated, I’m 60.’ I’m like, ‘You realize what, the violins of the world are taking part in for you. You’re going to actually admire 60 once you flip 72,’” she continued. “I don’t really feel like the entire world is actually getting behind getting this to go away. I really feel like persons are simply considering it actually is simply magically going away. All it takes is a couple of people who don’t put on a masks to unfold. Simply let one particular person catch it from you and there it goes — it’s just like the unending story. That worries me as a result of I’m going, ‘Will it actually be passed by the top of 2021?
“Will or not it’s protected subsequent yr for us to stroll into Madison Sq. Backyard?’ I don’t know that it’ll,” she stated.
Nicks is hoping to fulfill followers she would sometimes see in-person on tour with the brand new live performance movie “Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Live performance.” It was recorded over two nights throughout her 2016-17 “24 Karat Gold” tour and can be obtainable at choose theaters and drive-ins on Oct. 21 and 25. A CD and digital album of the live performance can be launched Oct. 30.
“As we began to know that this COVID factor was not a joke, I began going to myself, ‘Properly, you understand what? This can be the closest to going to a giant, massive live performance that’s truly not from 1977 that is new,’” Nicks stated. “It’s model new and it’s incredible.”
The one time she left her West Coast residence was to edit the movie in Chicago. She took a personal jet to the house on a golf course that had been vacant for a while, spending a month there and modifying down hours of footage to create the 140-minute movie.
“They’ll’t do it with out me. I received’t enable it,” Nicks stated. “We bought all of it achieved. It was actually enjoyable. We have been actually protected.”
However on the finish of the journey, Nicks tripped within the snow and fractured her knee: “I used to be like screaming as I went by way of the air and noticed the gravel driveway coming towards my face and simply made a fast flip. So, I didn’t fall face down and caught myself. Due to my sturdy, tambourine arms, I used to be in a position to cease myself from crashing even worse. It was a very unhealthy fall, nevertheless it’s OK.
“It’s had a tough time getting higher,” she continued. “I damage this knee actually unhealthy, my left knee, earlier than, years in the past. I had been coping with it and glued it. …I had simply actually gotten it to be to the place the place it was completely higher, then I fractured it. So now it’s virtually higher,” she stated.
Other than producing her live performance movie and recording “Present Them the Approach,” Nicks has been busy within the residence the place she’s been inventive previously: “One other well-known rock ‘n’ roll star, who is not going to be talked about, despatched me a track that he needs me to sing on,” she revealed.
Although “Present Them the Approach” arrives Friday, Nicks stated the track got here to her in a dream in 2008 when Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have been competing for the Democratic Social gathering nomination for president. Within the dream Nicks is acting at a political profit the place attendees embody Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., John Lennon, John Lewis, John F. Kennedy and Bobby Kennedy.
Dave Grohl performs drums on the brand new track, which was produced by Greg Kurstin (Sia, Adele, Beck). Cameron Crowe is directing the music video.
“This track actually is a prayer. This track is a prayer for folks to unite. A prayer for folks to get collectively,” Nicks stated.
“I didn’t actually notice that till simply the last few days. The refrain was written every week or so later,” she continued.
“The refrain, and I can sing it for you, it goes, ‘Please God present them the way in which/Please God on today/Spirits all give us energy/Peace will come if you happen to really need it/I believe we’re simply in time to reserve it/Please God, oh please God, present them the way in which.’”