‘Twilight’ Brought Stevie Nicks Out of a Hiatus To Write a Song in 2009; ‘It’s like Wuthering Heights’

by Jeremy Spirogis
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There are so many artists that made basic songs everybody simply is aware of by coronary heart today. They helped form the music trade and gave iconic lyrics which have stood the check of time. Stevie Nicks is a kind of artists. Her solo music in addition to what she created with Fleetwood Mac nonetheless lives on today. 

But do you know that Nicks is a serious fan of the Twilight sequence? One of the films even impressed her to jot down new music in 2009. And she thinks the sequence is ‘timeless.’

Stevie Nicks at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' at Nokia Theatre L.A. on Nov. 12, 2012.
Stevie Nicks on the premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ at Nokia Theatre L.A. on Nov. 12, 2012 | Michael Buckner/Getty Images

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Stevie Nicks wrote a ‘New Moon’-inspired track, which kickstarted an album

While on The Late, Late Show with James Corden in 2016, Nicks shared that she was able to by no means return to songwriting. After she launched her album Trouble in Shangri-La in 2001, she didn’t make one other album till 2011. And that’s because of New Moon

“If it hadn’t been for your movies,” she stated to Taylor Lautner, who was on the present together with her. “I’ve since made two data — In Your Dreams, and 24 Karat Gold — I’d by no means have by no means made these albums as a result of I used to be so staunch in my perception that it was over.”

In Your Dreams got here out in 2011, and the track that kickstarted her return to creating an album was “Moonlight — A Vampire’s Dream.” It was, you guessed it, impressed by Edward and Bella’s love story. And this isn’t a secret both; she was open about it when she put it out in 2011 too. 

“I had written a track in Brisbane, Australia once I was on tour with Fleetwood Mac in 2009 referred to as ‘Moonlight — A Vampire’s Dream’ which was impressed by the New Moon movie,” she advised MTV News that 12 months. “When I finished writing that song, which came together really quickly, I knew the time was right to start recording.”

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She in contrast the love story to ‘Wuthering Heights’

The starting of the track has the lyrics:

She’s lonely, misplaced

She’s disconnected

She finds no consolation

In her environment

This is 100 % the vibe of most of New Moon. But it’s not nearly Twilight. That film impressed her to jot down this track, nevertheless it was additionally largely about her previous relationship. She advised Spinner.com that the monitor “really is an ancient song that encompasses my strange and everlasting relationship with Lindsey Buckingham.”

To get Stevie Nicks again into the studio after a decade is kind of a feat. She actually was a fan of Twilight, and was unhappy to see it finish. 

“It’s bittersweet… because I really would be happier if it was not ending. I wish it could go on forever,” Nicks advised Digital Spy in 2012 on the Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 premiere. “I think that [Stephenie Meyer] is probably… god knows how long it took her to write this. And it’s been five years.”

Taylor Lautner and Stevie Nicks at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' after-party on Nov. 12, 2012.Taylor Lautner and Stevie Nicks at the premiere of 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2' after-party on Nov. 12, 2012.
Taylor Lautner and Stevie Nicks on the premiere of ‘The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2’ after-party on Nov. 12, 2012 | Christopher Polk/Getty Images

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She additionally noticed lots of weight to the story of Bella and Edward as fairly vital, evaluating it to a few literary classics. 

“It’s an enormous love story… it’s like Wuthering Heights, it’s that form of story,” she stated. “It’s like Jane Eyre… it’s a totally timeless kind of story that we can relate to.”

Nicks’ music is iconic, and she or he finds the very best inspiration

Whether it was her Fleetwood Mac days or her solo profession, she continued to seek out that inspiration by something she appreciated, to create her spectacular discography. 

“You can be walking down the street, and see someone that catches your eye, and say, ‘Gosh! That was a gorgeous man,’ and something touches you, and you might go home and write a poem about that, you know?” she advised Thirteen.org in 2011. 

She additionally shared that going to Italy impressed “Italian Summer,” and isn’t about any specific love. But as a substitute simply the sentiments she acquired whereas being there. 

“I wrote it about Italy, walking around on the cobblestone streets and feeling free and feeling safe,” she stated. “So you can be inspired by anything.”

This appeared on the identical album as “Moonlight — A Vampire’s Dream.” Coincidence that Bella additionally went to Italy in New Moon? Maybe not. 

Even now, throughout COVID-19 lockdown, she’s discovering inspiration in fascinating locations. 

“I get all my work and drawings out — listening to music [largely Harry Styles’ Fine Line] and being impressed by him to jot down some new songs and poetry. Way to go H — it’s your Rumours,” she wrote in a observe she tweeted out on March 23. 

Maybe the subsequent Twilight re-watch will produce a Tusk 2.0. 

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