Stevie Nicks Talk About Her Sexy Songs
Stevie Nicks performs at the 2001 Radio Music Awards at the Aladdin Hotel in Las Vegas Friday, Oct. 26, 2001. Photo by Frank Micelotta/ImageDirect
Stevie Nicks has been known to write charming and heartbreaking songs. There is no perfect method for creating an impactful song, yet the focus of the song’s theme can prove pivotal. As one of rock’s greatest songwriters of all time, her choice of content is usually a topic worth paying attention to.
The Fleetwood Mac singer reflected on her extensive career in an interview with Entertainment Weekly in 2009. She named eight of her compositions as her favorites and provided insightful commentary on why she had chosen them. One of the tracks she chose was “How Still My Love” from her 1981 debut album Bella Donna, in which she discussed the process of how she came up with it.
“I really don’t write extremely sexual songs, never have,” Nicks explained. “I’m always going to write about the bouquets and the flowers. But ‘How Still My Love’ really is a sexy song, and being that it’s one of my few sexy songs when we do it onstage, it’s fun. So, it’s kind of woozy, and it’s slow, but it’s got a really great beat—kind of a strip-tease, a little burlesque, a little Dita Von Teese-y.”
As someone who writes songs mostly about love and the naivete of life, the seductive themes for “How Still My Love” is an unusual take. But given that it’s written by Stevie Nicks, it will always have a place in our playlists.
Check out the song below.