During a recent concert at the State Farm Arena, Stevie Nicks opened up about her deep bond with her late friend and bandmate, Christine McVie. Nicks also expressed gratitude towards Taylor Swift for writing one particular song,’ which resonated with her feelings of loss and solitude following McVie’s passing.
Nicks and McVie shared a close relationship ever since Stevie joined Fleetwood Mac in the mid-70s, and to celebrate their longtime bond, the singer has been honoring her dear friend’s memory through recent series of live performances this year.
So, during her emotional address at the recent gig, the frontwoman recalled McVie once again and emphasized how close she really was with the late rocker. She provided insight into their friendship and explained how one Swift-penned track reflected the ‘sadness’ she felt.
Here are Stevie’s words about her relationship with her late friend:
“Thank you to Taylor Swift for doing this thing for me, and that is writing a song called ‘You’re On Your Own, Kid.’ That is the sadness of how I feel. As long as Chris was, even on the other side of the world, we didn’t have to talk on the phone. We really weren’t phone buddies. Then we would go back to Fleetwood Mac, and we would walk in, and it would be like, ‘Little sister, how are you?‘
It was like never a minute had passed, never an argument in our entire 47 years. So, when it was the two of us, the two of us were on our own, kids, we always were. And now, I’m having to learn to be on my own, kid, by myself. So, you help me to do that. Thank you.”
The fate of the band after McVie’s death, on the other hand, remains uncertain. Mick Fleetwood had previously hinted that the band’s journey might have reached its end but didn’t completely shut the door on the possibility of a comeback.