Heart‘s Nancy Wilson will release her debut solo set on May 7th, titled You And Me. GratefulWeb.com posted the album was recorded at the guitarist’s home studio in California with guests contributing remotely. In addition to new original tunes, Wilson teams up with Sammy Hagar for a new take on Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer,” along with covers Pearl Jam‘s “Daughter,” Bruce Springsteen‘s “The Rising,” and the Cranberries‘ “Dreams” — featuring Liv Warfield best known from her work with Prince‘s New Power Generation.
Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan and Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins are featured on the album’s rocker “Party At The Angel Ballroom,” with Wilson paying tribute to Eddie Van Halen on the new original, titled, “4 Edward.”
Wilson said in a statement announcing You And Me:
“Being off the road last year from touring with Heart, and at home with my good guitars and amps out. I felt like I was once again able to reconnect with my pre-Heart self, my college-girl self, creating poetic, intimate and romantic songs, which pretty much is what I first brought in to Heart. . . I don’t know why it took me so long to do this. Maybe I was stuck in traffic, maybe I was stuck in the Heart vortex of it all.”
- Last fall Heart‘s Ann Wilson revealed that the first biopic on the band is currently in the works. While talking to Yahoo Entertainment/SiriusXM Volume, she revealed that the still-unnamed project on her and sister Nancy Wilson‘s life and career, is being written and directed by fellow Seattleite, actress/musician Carrie Brownstein — best known from Sleater-Kinney and co-star of IFC’s Portlandia.
- Wilson shed some light on the film’s pre-production, explaining the film begins with the sisters’ childhood and wraps in the 1990’s: “It’s still being written right now. I saw the first draft of (Brownstein’s) script, and it’s really cool (and) definitely coming along (but I) still in development right now because of COVID slowed everything down.”
CHECK IT OUT: Nancy Wilson’s new cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “The Rising”: