Stevie Nicks released her first new music in six years with ‘Show Them The Way’ available now on all formats from BMG.
‘Show Them The Way’ was written by Stevie Nicks and Greg Kurstin, produced and mixed by Kurstin. Nicks released a personal statement about the history of the song, listed below with full credits. All of Nicks’ proceeds from the record will go to Musicares. The compelling video for the song was directed by Cameron Crowe.
Crowe said: “‘Show Them The Way’ is among Stevie Nicks’ best, most personal songs. There’s an immediacy about it too. Within hours of hearing the song we were already putting together the video about her ‘dream about a dream.’ ‘Show Them The Way’ began as a poem, and grew into one of her strongest musical tracks. It feels like both a gift and a fever dream about hope and promise. We finished the video on the full-moon with a whole lot of passion and excitement about immediately sharing it with the world right now.”
AVAILABLE ON ALL FORMATS HERE
Title: Show Them The Way
Written by Stevie Nicks and Greg Kurstin
Mixed and Produced by Greg Kurstin
Drums: Dave Grohl
Bass, Piano, Vibes, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Keyboard & Percussion: Greg Kurstin
Electric Guitar: Dave Stewart
Backing Vocals: Sharon Celani and Lori Nicks
Personal Statement from Stevie Nicks:
The year was 2008… I was in St Charles, Illinois. It was cold, snowing~ and it was winter~ February. I was there to edit a concert film. It’s like making a record. You go to the studio everyday~ come home~ sit down with your dog – and turn on the tv.
It was the Democratic Primaries. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were fighting over who would be the candidate for President. I started watching the documentaries being aired from the late 50’s up to the present. Mostly the fight for civil rights – The dreams of John Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., Bobby Kennedy and John Lewis ~ and all the hidden figures that surrounded them. I was hypnotised. This went on for two months.
One night I had a dream. A dream that was so real that I was pretty sure it had happened. It was a cinematic story. It had a beginning, a middle and an end. Every detail, every colour, every smile ~ was there. I started writing the story the moment my eyes opened.
I was invited to a party~ to play piano and sing a few songs. It was a benefit. There were political people there. It felt~ really important. I was just the piano player, the voice, part of their dream.
I wrote the poem the next day~ and the music the day after that. I never recorded it until now. I felt that this was its time, its reason. I understood what it meant then and what it means now~ Please God, show them the way~ Please God, on this day. Spirits all, give them the strength. Peace can come if you really want it. I think we’re just in time to save it.
I hope that this song and its words will be seen as a prayer ~ a prayer for our country ~ a prayer for our world.
I love you always,
Additionally, the Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert film is scheduled to be released in cinemas worldwide on October 21 and 25. Tickets can be purchased on StevieNicksFilm.com. The film is directed and produced by Joe Thomas and distributed by Trafalgar Releasing and BMG. The 2CD, 2LP & Digital Releases are available October 30 from BMG, Pre-Order here: https://stevienicks.lnk.to/24KCDPR