Stevie Nicks Announces Via Handwritten Note That New Music Is Coming Friday

Stevie Nicks announced on Wednesday that she is releasing new music in classic Stevie fashion: via a heartfelt, handwritten note.

On lined paper in her cursive scrawl, the Fleetwood Mac star wrote, "I am so excited to release my new song this Friday. It's called 'For What Its Worth' and it was written by Stephen Stills in 1966. It meant something to me then, and it means something to me now. I always wanted to interpret it [through] the eyes of a woman—and it seems like today, in the times that we live in—that it has a lot to say."

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Here, Stevie Nicks performs during the 2022 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival on June 19, 2022 in Manchester, Tennessee. Nicks will be releasing a new song on Friday, which she revealed in a handwritten note posted on her social media. Erika Goldring/WireImage

"I can't wait for you to hear it," she said, signing off with a heart.

The rock 'n' roll icon shared her message on social media, and Twitter was effectively very excited by the news.


Another wrote, "What other rock legend announces something special for fans by sharing a handwritten journal page? Thank you! I can't wait to hear your voice on that great song! ♥️ #ForWhatItsWorth."

The social media page for Stephen Stills also commented, "Can't wait to hear this."

Stills, known for being a member of the supergroup Crosby, Stills & Nash, wrote the song "For What It's Worth" for Buffalo Springfield to record. It was released as a single on December 23, 1966, and reportedly hit number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1967.

The song is known for the iconic chorus, "It's time we stop, hey, what's that sound? Everybody look, what's going down?"

Originally, according to sources, the song was written about gatherings of youth that were protesting anti-loitering laws and the closing of the nightclub Pandora's Box in West Hollywood, California. However, the song was used for some anti-war protests, mainly due to some of the nature of the lyrics, including lines like "There's battle lines being drawn/Nobody's right if everybody's wrong/Young people speaking their minds/Getting so much resistance from behind."

The song has previously been covered by artists like Ozzy Osbourne and Queensryche, but no doubt, Nicks will bring her own level of charm to the song with her enchantress-like vocals.

The rock 'n' roll legend is currently on a North American tour, and her next show is on Thursday in Bangor, Maine.

Nicks' release of "For What It's Worth" will be her first new music release since 2014, when she released the album 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault, which was a collection of re-recorded demos written between 1969 and 1987. Before that, her last album was In Your Dreams in 2011, an album of new songs, one of which was also titled "For What It's Worth."

Newsweek reached out to representatives for Nicks for comment.