Lindsey Buckingham is still writing songs inspired by Stevie Nicks, even decades after their relationship ended. Buckingham tells Rolling Stone he wrote “Sad Angel,” a song on the band’s new EP, for Stevie. Lindsey says even after all that time, the two are “still writing songs that are dialogues for each other.”
Lindsey also believes it’s one of the best songs the group has recorded in a while, and describes it as the “most Fleetwood Mac-y” song on the album.
“Sad Angel” is also one of two new songs Fleetwood Mac has added to their live show. Lindsey says they also perform “Without You,” a song Stevie wrote in the ’70s during their days as the duo Buckingham-Nicks. He calls it “a very sweet song” that “really harkens back” to a time when they were “far more innocent.” He adds that he feels he and Stevie “have more of a connection” now than they’ve had “for a while.”
Fleetwood Mac played the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival over the weekend. The band’s next show will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba Sunday. Fleetwood Mac’s “Extended Play” is available now.
-Rachel Ayres, Jack Seattle