Lykke Li joins the all-star cast responsible for Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac. The Swede’s contribution is a cover of “Silver Springs,” a rendition perhaps just as heartbreaking as the original.
A story of love lost, “Silver Springs” was inspired by the demise of a romance between Nicks and fellow band member Lindsey Buckingham. The song’s title is taken from the local town of Silver Spring, Maryland, a name which enchanted Nicks during a road trip with her former beau. “Silver Springs” became a part of Nicks’ identity, as the icon herself sometimes took on the alias “Miss Silver Spring.” We can bet that Lykke Li’s haunting vocals would make Stevie Nicks proud, just as the original songstress’ intention notes in the repeating line, “I’ll follow you down till the sound of my voice will haunt you.” And haunt us she does.
STREAM: Lykke Li – “Silver Springs (Fleetwood Mac Cover)”