We’ve been gushing about the new Buckingham/McVie album since its arrival last week. Not to be outdone, fellow Fleetwood Mac alum Stevie Nicks is back with a new song written for a forthcoming film, The Book of Henry.”
“Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” finds Nicks in ballad mode, with her signature alto caressing haunting lyrics like “Before you I thought I’d lost / they called the game but not for us. / Drowned in thought / caught in a stare / talking to ghosts who were not there.”
The song was written by Guster frontman Ryan Miller, who took to Facebook Tuesday to call the song “one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
Miller wrote that Book of Henry director Colin Trevorrow asked him to write a song for Naomi Watts to sing in the movie, which tells the story of a single mother who discovers a scheme in her son’s book to rescue a young girl from her abusive stepfather. After suggesting that Stevie Nicks would be an ideal singer for the soundtrack version, he was shocked to learn that Nicks had, in fact, agreed to participate.
Watch a lyric video for “Your Hand I Will Never Let It Go” below.