Part-time American Horror Story actress and full-time music legend Stevie Nicks has joined forces with country trio Lady Antebellum for an exquisitely understated update of “Golden” — the title track of the band’s chart-topping fifth LP. The dreamy guitar ballad is a surprisingly organic fit for the Fleetwood Mac singer, giving her voice room to shine.
Charles Kelley trades loved-up verses with the 65-year-old icon before they harmonize on the pretty chorus (“you are golden, precious as a prayer flyin’ up through the air while the rain is fallin’). No wonder, Lady A called on Stevie for the song. Some of these lyrics are straight from her flowery — in the best possible way — songwriting handbook. I mean, “shadows run and darkness fades when you come around, my single star amongst the grey always shining down” sounds like a line from Rumours. (Again, a massive compliment). Listen to the delightful duet after the jump.
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