2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Stevie Nicks. Not only will she be embarking on tour with the newly reunited Fleetwood Mac, Nicks has just announced that she will be releasing a new solo album later this year, tentatively titled 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault. The record will consist of previously unreleased tracks from Nicks' career. She worked on 18 songs in just three weeks, some of which were recorded in Nashville and will be finished up in Los Angeles. Presumably, the record is named after this unreleased track popular on YouTube, "24 Karat Gold." Though Nicks hasn't confirmed this song will be on the album, it's still worth a listen. Her distinctive, raspy vocals are backed by a simple piano, and make for a really beautiful, classic track. Check it out below:
Stevie was actually inspired to rerecord these older songs by stumbling upon them on YouTube. Nicks told the Associated Press Tuesday night when she was honored with an icon award at the BMI Awards:
We went onto YouTube and we found all the songs that, somehow, were taken from my house or picked up or loaned out or whatever ... and we went to Nashville and we recorded 17 songs ... So they're like all starting from like 1969 maybe? I call them my 24-carat gold songs.
Nicks seems pretty chill about the possibility that someone has taken recordings from her home, but we're just happy to hear more music from Stevie, considering her last album, In Your Dreams, came out way back in 2011.
Fleetwood Mac will be on their On With The Show tour this fall, and you can check out the tour dates right here on Zumic. For more on Stevie Nicks' latest music and news, check out her Zumic artist page.
Source: Associated Press