Stevie Nicks hopes to enlist Elon Musk's help after election, take an 'ark to another planet' for next 4 years
Stephanie Lynn Nicks, better known as Stevie Nicks of the band Fleetwood Mac, seems to have big plans for her uncertain future following the November 3 general elections. The legendary singer and songwriter, in her latest interview while reflecting on her new single 'Show Them The Way', has touched upon prevailing social issues of the nation and talked in detail about the representation of the same in her latest release.
In conversation with Variety, Nicks has noted that she wrote the lyrics for her song three election cycles ago, but held it back since 2008. However, this time around she "just knew that right now, with the presidential election and everything else that’s going on, that this was the time."
She further talks about 'Show Them The Way' impacting listeners in such a way that she hopes that "this song and its words will be seen as a prayer — a prayer for our country and a prayer for the world. It’s a pretty heavy song." It has been produced by Greg Kurstin and has Dave Grohl on drums.
However, when asked if the song is political in nature, she responded saying, "It's nonpartisan — that it's not for Republicans, it's not for Democrats." She explains, "It's meant to be a moment of peace for everyone, and… you know the silly thing where people say 'Can't everybody just get along?' It's like, can we just figure a way out of this horrific thing that we have walked into? That’s why I released this now."
Even though she refrained from taking names, Nicks didn't hesitate to express her strong opinion about the condition of the nation. "I just mean what's happened to the country. Racism in the last four years is so much worse than it was. I'm 72 years old. I lived through the '60s. I've seen all this. I fought for Roe vs Wade. That was my generation's fight. And I don't want to live in a country that is so divisive."
Dreading the thought of "another four years of this", the singer says how she has nowhere to go even if she can’t live in this country anymore. "We're not welcome anywhere. So where can I go? And I'm thinking: Oh, space. Maybe I can talk Elon Musk into giving us a jet and letting me pick 50 people, and we're like the ark and someone can take us and let us live on another planet until the next four years are over," she jokes.
The 'Dreams' singer used the opportunity to talk about the dire circumstances caused by the coronavirus, hoping her latest piece of music can instill some hope in the people who have been cooped up in their homes for months on end. Nicks says, "I would never have put this song out if I didn’t hope that it might put some hope out into the world."
"Because I think that everybody is very afraid and nervous, and we're all locked in and can't go anywhere and can't do anything. People aren't paying attention with their masks and other people are getting it. And this virus is never going to go away if the whole world doesn't get in the game and start wearing their masks and start doing everything you have to do. It's like a creeping fungus," she adds.