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Nancy Wilson of Heart Discusses Her First Solo Album and the Band’s Legacy

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More than half a century into her professional music career, Nancy Wilson has achieved much. With her sister, Ann Wilson, she is known for having lead vocal contributions to some of the multi-platinum group Heart, which have accumulated 35 million global sales and made “Crazy on You,” “These Barracuda Days,” and “Alone” music hits. Additionally, Wilson has formed her own group, The Queen Expedition, with singer Liv Warfield, wrote songs for films like Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous, and even composed for the feature film adaptation of Into the Wild with director Cameron Crowe.

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But, with the exception of the White Summer: Live, the one thing Nancy Wilson has never done in her career is to produce a solo album, at least as far as I know. the lineup on May 7 when You and Me, a musician’s collection of originals and covers, will be released

Music was delayed by the plague in 2016, and it allowed Nancy Wilson to expand on what would eventually become You and Me (Carry On Music). “It has been interesting how during a lengthy or abrupt shutdowns like the one we are having, everything feels different. The hearts hard at work on the road writing, in the studio recording. And thus there is a silver lining in this wider malaise; it enabled me to rediscover myself.”

Technology allowed the musicians to get their parts to her studio. “Even though I’ve only played with these people for a short period of time, I am aware of them because I have played with them in Heart, so this familiarity helped tremendously. What it still sounds like to me is that we are all playing in the same room is that we understand one another because we know one another’s way. If I had never met them as just as fans, I don’t think it would’ve been the same storey.”

Nancy Wilson ‘s first Solo

Nancy Wilson Announces Debut Solo Album

Perfect example of symmetry, the upcoming release of Wilson’s first proper solo release comes on the 45th anniversary of Heart’s debut album Dreamboat Annie (featuring “Crazy on You,” “Magic Man” and the title track), kicking off the band’s storied rock and roll career. “Time is really, really deceptive, because it seems like yesterday. It’s really a cool album. We were so doggedly determined to have our way in the land of rock and roll. We were kind of an anomaly at the time, being sisters, women, leaders and songwriters. So we were just young enough to be brave 

By way of massive hit albums and chart-topping singles, as well as lengthy tours, who were formally inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, Heart offered other women a template to follow. it was never something we considered” At the outset, Wilson states, ” but because we want to, we were able to do this as well” We’re simple farm girls from the state of Washington, as apple-cheek as it may be. in the same sense that I was a flower child of the ’60s and Ann was the hippie chick. In other words, we just rolled the dice and we did it. Now people are asking ‘How did you manage to do that?’ ‘Why would you have done that?” It amazes me that you knew you could do that. As far as I am concerned, we can do whatever we want to do. This turned out to be a great way for me to present the information in an interesting way.

“We’re done with bands for the time being, but who knows what will happen in the future?”

Now that I’ve spent so much time thinking about it, I understand better: ‘What took you so long?” As far as I know, I was stuck in traffic for the better part of my lifetime. My life’s song is called “You and Me.” I plan to write more songs in the future, but this one is right where I want to stop—to leave it alone for now and start new ones later. Once you have warmed up, you mustn’t slow down. Trying to be a little bit innovative in all your work, and it will pay off in the long run.


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