Because just one stevie Nicks classic isn’t enough (see: revival of TikTok “Dreams”), Miley Cyrus is doing her best to ensure that history will quickly repeat itself by promoting Another favorite Nicks song, “Edge of Seventeen,” returns to prominence in public.
Late Thursday night, Miley released the song officially referred to as “Edge of Midnight (Midnight Sky Remix)”, a track featuring her own current single, “Midnight Sky”, a hit in the top 20 was released in August, with “Edge of Seventeen,” The hit appeared on Nicks’ first solo album, “Bella Donna,” in 1981.
Although no details were immediately revealed about the song other than the respective tweets of the two singers, it seems that Nicks was involved in the remix to the point of lending her vocals to the song. Cyrus’ new vocal, as it appears in the cohesive mix, begins with the unmistakable 16th note guitar riff by Waddy Wachtel.
“Stevie Nicks has always been my idol and inspiration. It’s an honor to call her my friend and collaborator, ”Cyrus wrote on Instagram. Among the immediate responses were the fire emojis that repeated three times from fan Kacey Musgraves. Nicks herself posted: “Miley… Magical! Love to sing with her! “
Cyrus has previously admitted getting Nicks’s approval to sample “Seventeen” for the original track, in which the interpolation is much more subtle. The singer said on Jimmy Fallon’s show that she reached out to the Nicks and “said,“ I have an alternate tune if you don’t want like to pay tribute to you and your greatness and for your transmission. inspired me how much. And she said, “You can borrow from me any time.”
The idea of a more public mashup of the two songs gained some popularity prior to this official release. YouTube user Kelly Green, who goes by the name of “kelexandra,” has combined two songs in a series of videos that have gained over a million views since the first was uploaded on August 15.
Cyrus’ official mashup isn’t the first time a major pop star has felt compelled to adopt a classic Nicks song as part of a new song. Destiny’s Child tried out Wachtel’s guitar in “Edge of Seventeen” for the trio’s “Bootylicious” smash back in 2001, and although Nicks didn’t appear on the track, she put in a cameo role in the video.
Nicks has openly admitted to having made some games of self-deception, as she relied on another first solo hit, “Stand Back”, based on something she picked out from “Little Red Corvette. “by Prince, though perhaps few would have noticed any similarities if she didn’t point out. In her new concert film, “24 Karat Gold,” Nicks tells the story of calling Prince to tell him she was borrowing an element of his hit and inviting him to the studio to get a hit. his consent.
To read Variety’s recent Questions & Answers with Nicks, click here.
Cyrus’ new album, “Plastic Hearts”, will be released on November 27.