March 26, 2011

My Name Is Stevie Nicks: A witchy new Stevie preview



She is a magical gift that keeps on giving, 40 years into her career. My Beloved Stevie Nicks has just released a "preview" trailer for her May 3rd album, In Your Dreams.

Top Ten + 1 Great (Or Not) Things About Stevie Nicks' New Youtube Clip

1 White horses and fog. In Stevie's LA backyard.
2 Ye olde Renaissance fair styling mixed with...
3 Shockingly, Stevie in a black pantsuit working a Maryann (True Blood Demon) thing
4 The same damned pier Patrick Wolf hangs out at with his Abercrombie crew
5 A bunch of little girls you just know are Stevie's godchildren, nieces, etc etc
6 One of those girls posing as a trendy, Wilson Phillips-y faux vampire
7 Tacky McMansion with murals and Scarlet O'Hara staircase moments
8 The legendary Sharon and Lori, Stevie's ye olde background lady singers
9 Two Stevie staples: twirling and spoken word bits about herself said from a third person POV
10 Dave Stewart inserting himself into the visuals far too often. Exit stage, David.
11 A cute owl, a Stevie Nicks variant of "putting a bird on it."

The first single from the album, Secret Love, is on sale now. In this juicy-as-fuck new Guardian piece, she says the song is so old (1972) she "honestly cannot remember" which rock star she wrote it about. She also says a new Fleetwood Mac album is due in 2012 (Note: reason to live), and utters this gem of a quote about Sheryl Crow adopting children:
I want to have complete freedom. Sheryl does not have complete freedom now. She doesn't! But that's what she wanted. She wanted a baby. And I have a Yorkie Chinese crested dog. I'm happy with that.
And yes, Stevie's people (or coven, as it were) are on Twitter, though she famously vowed never to do it.

4 comments:

Christopher said...

Everything about this preview, the imagery AND the songs is delicious & exquisite. This is Stevie in theatrical style & sonics to the hilt! And the lyrics/poems, as always, add such aura and substance.
Ahhhh Bliss.... my head just exploded into chiffon bits and pieces.

countpopula said...

Did I miss the Fleetwood Mac album? If it's supposed to come out in 2010...

Certainly they wouldn't release a group album the same year she puts a solo one out, right? That's a lot of touring for her all of a sudden.

xolondon said...

Oh yes, Count, the FM album came out in Dec. Did you miss it? LOL I need you on payroll as an editor. 2012 is the correct year.

*Loved* the chiffon comment, Christopher.

DanProject76 said...

Excitement!

I like to think she dresses up like that all the time and constantly has an owl on her shoulder except when taking a massive white horse for walkies.