It’s 1974. Stevie Nicks is creating music by day with her then boyfriend (and future Fleetwood Mac bandmate) Lindsey Buckingham and waitressing by night, and the fear of earning musical success coupled with a lack of income is putting a significant strain on their relationship, which begs the question: Is it worth staying in a relationship for the sake of the music?
That’s the story behind “Landslide,” one of the band’s most iconic songs.
It’s no secret that Nicks’ smoky, soothing voice is a gift to the world that continues to inspire some of today’s greatest musicians. But her vocals take on a whole new meaning after taking into account the beginnings of “Landslide.”
Hear the raw emotion in her isolated vocals below—the result is breathtaking.
Now, listen to the story behind the song in Stevie's own words.