Stevie Nicks Can’t Stop Listening to Harry Styles’ ‘Fine Line’ Album While in Isolation


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The Stevie Nicks social media channels have been a source of solid reflections and entertainment recently, from her very first (!) experience hearing a white-winged dove sing to the time she checked in from COVID-19 isolation with a post on Instagram revealing how this mandated time at home has sparked her creativity, leading to considerations on poetry, drawing and means of self-expression, as well as the thought of creating new music. 

The iconic singer also touched on how thoroughly she is enjoying Fine Line, the 2019 album from pop star Harry Styles:

The versatile album, which is definitely not the type of saccharine pop music one might dismissively expect from the former boy band star in One Direction, is still leaving a strong impact on Nicks, according to a new checking-in-from-quarantine interview published by Rolling Stone on Friday.

In fact, Stevie Nicks draws a comparison to her appreciation of Fine Line to the way she was obsessed with Crosby, Stills and Nash and Joni Mitchell decades ago:

To me, it’s just like the summer of Crosby, Stills and Nash, where I listened to nothing but [their debut album] for six months. And then it’s the same way I felt when Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark came out; I listened to nothing but Court and Spark for six months. Harry is recounting a lot of experiences that I had in my own life, beautifully. And making me remember stuff, and bringing back memories that I really didn’t love and memories that I did love. For me to hear a record made by somebody in his mid-20s that says a lot of things that I haven’t gotten around to saying yet blows my mind.

If there’s a more effective way for a living legend to recommend a contemporary artist’s breakthrough record, we’ve yet to see it. That’s some serious respect thrown Styles’ way, and with good reason. Fine Line is quite an accomplishment from the 26-year-old.

In her Rolling Stone chat, Nicks also revealed something intriguing about some other plans she has on the horizon, surrounding “Rhiannon”:

I’m taking next year off because I want to work on my “Rhiannon” book/movie [based on the original Welsh myth that inspired her song]. And I want to maybe work with some different producers… I don’t know what I want to do!

Back to Harry Styles, he also turned heads recently with a stirring cover of Peter Gabriel‘s “Sledgehammer” on Howard Stern’s SiriusXM show:

Gabriel himself was impressed with the cover, so if there’s some sort of Music Legend Young Star Appreciation BINGO board out there, Harry Styles is knocking them off in quite a hurry.

The full Rolling Stone chat with Nicks is highly entertaining, so be sure to give it a read to find out about the ongoing Fleetwood Mac group chat and more.


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