by Laura Warshauer in New Music on Friday 10 June 2011

There is something for me that feels very settling about putting on a Stevie Nicks’ record. Day to day, from one experience to another, each of us needs those few things that ground us, and remind ourselves of where we’ve been and where we dream of going. As I write this, I’m playing a track from Stevie’s newest album In Your Dreams, entitled Soldier’s Angel.

I feel especially connected to this song, as I also had the experience of playing for wounded soldiers and their families at Walter Reed. And as I hear the comforting sound of Stevie’s voice, and then Lindsay Buckingham joining in with her, a serious song and message offers the hope that in our individual and collective struggles, we are not alone.