Nancy Wilson Shares A Taylor Hawkins Tribute Song To Cope With His ‘Painful Loss’
Heart guitarist and co-founder Nancy Wilson recently released ‘Amigo Amiga’ as a tribute to the late drummer Taylor Hawkins. In her conversation with Consequence, the musician admitted that she wrote the track while coping with her friend’s ‘painful loss.’
Last March, the entire music world deeply mourned the sudden passing of Taylor Hawkins. Musicians from several genres have expressed their grief since that day, and countless rockers, including Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks and Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason, shared their condolences on social media and paid tribute to him.
Shortly after their bandmates passing, the remaining Foo Fighters members announced they would arrange a tribute concert for their friend. They invited prominent musicians like Geddy Lee, Brian May, and Alex Lifeson to be a part of this special show. The first concert took place on September 3, and Dave Grohl fascinated the audience with his contributions.
Before the second show on September 27 in Los Angeles, Heart’s Nancy Wilson released the song ‘Amigo Amiga,’ paying tribute to her fellow musician. In a recent interview, Wilson disclosed that after her friend’s passing, she tearfully repeated that it was too early to lose him. As the musician said, she had many sleepless nights where she tried to channel her sadness into words and ultimately wrote this song, which was also inspired by the nicknames they gave each other.
Nancy Wilson said the following about the song:
“I heard myself in tears saying ‘too soon too soon,’ which became a refrain in the song. I spent quite a few sleepless nights trying to express it all. He was a wonderful friend, and we always had funny pet names for each other like ‘Amigo’ and ‘Amiga’ as well as ‘Luv’ and ‘Dahling.’“
Wilson said that losing Hawkins was a very painful experience for her. However, she continued by saying that Taylor and Foo Fighters members also contributed to the revival of rock music with the tribute concert. According to her, this loss was also crucial for the rock world besides being painful.
Nancy Wilson added:
“It is such a painful loss — but it also feels like Taylor has galvanized and re-energized rock ‘n’ roll with so many of his musician friends and fans coming together. It’s a new renaissance Taylor, and the Foo family have gifted us all.”
You can check out the song below.