KCRW DJ Valida – “Wild Heart feat. Justine Bennett” (Stevie Nicks Cover)

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photo by Teresa Flowers

photo by Teresa Flowers

I’ve always loved “Wild Heart” but after I saw this video of Stevie Nicks singing an early version of it backstage while getting her make-up done, my love for the song just grew my leaps and bounds. It’s so pure.

It sincerely gives me chills every time I watch it.

Interestingly enough, it was this video that prompted KCRW DJ Valida to cover the track.

More from Valida:

“I have been a fan of Fleetwood Mac for a long time, but I wasn’t too familiar with Stevie Nicks’ solo catalogue. I knew a song or two, but couldn’t sing any of them the way I could belt out “Dreams” or “Gold Dust Woman

One night touring multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter Justine played me that YouTube video, recorded backstage at a Rolling Stone magazine photo shoot, and I nearly fell over.

That night, I didn’t let her leave my house until we recorded all the vocal tracks.

She was back a few days later to lay down some guitar parts and then I went to work adding in the beats.

That was just over a year ago. We both got busy and life got in the way…But in the end, here we are…Our gift to You, with Love. Happy Valentine’s Day!”

A really inventive and beautiful cover from one of our own. Enjoy.