Like many, Stevie Nicks is self-isolating at home, limiting her time outside unless necessary. Unlike most people, Nicks had already planned to stay quiet in 2020.
After wrapping up a lengthy tour where Fleetwood Mac celebrated their 50th anniversary across the world, Nicks had earned a well deserved break. However, this break likely isn’t what she imagined.
Nicks has entertained the idea of working on her “Rhiannon” book that was based on the Welsh myth that inspired her song and potentially working alongside different producers. However, that’s uncertain as she now says she doesn’t know what she wants to do. The only certainty is that she doesn’t want to tour.
Despite her intention to get some rest and take time off, quarantine has taken a toll on here. “I don’t get to sleep until six or seven every morning because I just can’t sleep anymore,” she said.
“I go to sleep about seven o’clock [in the morning]. And then I have somebody come in and wake me up at two o’clock, and it takes me an hour to wake up because I haven’t had enough sleep.”
Nicks is trying to keep a positive mindset though with the change in her sleeping schedule.
“Me and my three roommates were laughing, going like, well, it doesn’t really matter if you don’t go to sleep until seven in the morning! Because you don’t really have to get up until five if you don’t want to. Because you’re not going anywhere… So really, you could do anything you wanted that you’ve been wanting to do your whole life.”
Her obsession with Harry Styles’ music has been well documented already, but Nicks used a beautiful analogy to relay her feelings. “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,” she said.
“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.”
Perhaps the aspect of Styles’ songwriting that impresses her the most is the fact he’s doing it at such a young age.
“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,” she said.