Heart’s Nancy Wilson solo album ”You And Me” will be released on 7th of May via Carry On Music.
“Being off the road last year from touring with Heart, and at home with my good guitars and amps out, I felt like I was once again able to reconnect with my pre-Heart self, my college-girl self, creating poetic, intimate and romantic songs, which pretty much is what I first brought in to Heart.
Most of the tracks are originals, but Wilson decided to include a handful of covers by a few of her favorites, including a female perspective of Pearl Jam’s “Daughter”, a stirring turn of Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” featuring Sammy Hagar, and an ethereal cover of The Cranberries “Dreams”, featuring Liv Warfield (Prince) from Nancy‘s previous band Roadcase Royale.The first single from the album was Bruce Springsteen‘s “The Rising”, which dropped last fall.
The other eight tracks are originals, mostly acoustic ballads, but there are also some rousing rockers like “Party At The Angel Ballroom” which features a superstar backing band, including GNR’s Duff McKagan and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters. The album ends with a song that captures the full spectrum of loss, love and redemption in one instrumental coda.
Titled “4 Edward”, it is Nancy‘s tribute to Eddie Van Halen, whose 2020 loss still looms large over music. Nancy came to know Eddie when Heart toured with Van Halen and she once asked him why he didn’t play acoustic. “I don’t have one,” he told her, which she immediately rectified. Eddie took the guitar she gave him and wrote a song on it that stole Nancy‘s heart. After his death last year, Nancy knew she had to return the favor.