Earlier this week, we posted about the forthcoming album from Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie, their first album as a duo. Now, they’ve released the first single “In My World”—listen below.
For two legendary musicians who boast such talent and natural chemistry, we’re a bit flummoxed as to why this first single sounds so awkward. The melodies are lovely, making for some serious ear-worm material, and the twang-twang-twang of the guitar is vaguely reminiscent of Fleetwood Mac’s signature style, but something is just a bit … off. There’s a weird reverb going on as Buckingham sings, “In my world / Everybody stays / Nobody wishing for words they couldn’t say,” that feels artificial and unnecessary. We looked up the producer, hoping to find someone to blame for this, only to find that the producer is Buckingham himself.
Judging from the YouTube comments section, a lot of people actually really like “In My World,” so perhaps we’re getting ahead of ourselves. After all, it’s only the first single, and there’s no way we’re not giving the forthcoming album the benefit of the doubt. The album, simply titled LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM/CHRISTINE McVIE, will also feature Fleetwood Mac members Mick Fleetwood and John McVie as the rhythm section. The 10-track album is set to drop on June 9 via Atlantic Records. It will be followed by a short summer tour throughout North America, with tickets currently on sale here. You can learn more about the album here, and watch Paste Cloud video of Fleetwood Mac performing in 1975 at Capitol Theatre below, beneath “In My World.”