Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has released a new song called “Amigo Amiga” that pays tribute to her friend, late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.
The melancholy tune, which Wilson began writing on the night that Hawkins died, got its premiere Monday at Consequence.net along with a lyric video featuring footage of Nancy singing the song and playing acoustic guitar.
"I heard myself in tears saying 'too soon too soon' which became a refrain in the song," Wilson explains to Consequence. "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.'"
Hawkins was featured on a song called "Party at the Angel Ballroom" that appeared on Nancy's 2021 debut solo studio album, You and Me. Wilson is also among the many stars scheduled to perform at the second of two Hawkins tribute concerts organized by the Foo Fighters, taking place this Tuesday, September 27 at the Kia Forum in Inglewood, California.
"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," Wilson says. "It's a new renaissance Taylor and the Foo family have gifted us all."
All proceeds raised by sales of the track will be donated to the Recording Academy's MusiCares charity.
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