Since LeAnn Rimes and Stevie Nicks both have the voices of angels, it only makes sense for them to record a duet together. The country superstar and Fleetwood Mac queen, respectively, re-recorded Rimes’ song “Borrowed” for her new Re-Imagined EP, and the result is a most-heavenly duet. Listen below.
“Borrowed” is the final of five tracks to be released from Re-Imagined, a collection of re-worked tunes from Rimes’ catalogue. The country singer has also released new versions of “Blue,” “How Do I Live,” “Can’t Fight the Moonlight” and “One Way Ticket” for the Re-Imagined EP, out now.
On “Borrowed,” the singers’ harmonies entwine in a soft acoustic swarm, with Rimes and Nicks swapping soprano and alto parts throughout. The heartbreaking song is from Rimes’ 2013 album, Spitfire.
Nicks herself plucked “Borrowed” from Rimes’ catalogue for the two to record together, she said in a statement:
I first heard ‘Borrowed’ in 2013—LeAnn was singing it on The Tonight Show. I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry. I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real and I understood that it had happened to me … When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny. LeAnn is the best singer I have ever sung with. You can’t compete with her; you can only keep up with her. To sing with her is to be blessed. She teaches you; she takes you along for the ride, she takes you on her journey and you arrive a much better singer. It has been my great pleasure to share this song with her and I hope someday we can do it again.
The affection appears to be mutual, as Rimes also chimed in about Nicks’ influence on her:
Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember. To know that my music has seeped its way into her heart the way her music has into mine is magical. Connecting with her, not only musically, but on a soul level, understanding what it’s like to be a woman with passion, a pen and a desire to tell the most authentic, heartfelt truth through song has been an experience that’s forever left an imprint on my life.
Fleetwood Mac are also heading out on tour later this year, despite the drama surrounding guitarist Lindsey Buckingham’s departure. Find those dates here.
We agree with LeAnn Rimes: What’s not to love about Stevie Nicks? Read our list of 10 reasons why we love her so much, listen to audio from a 1983 Stevie Nicks concert via the Paste archives below and stream Re-Imagined here.