Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie have rolled out a brand new single ahead of their much anticipated self-titled album and upcoming U.S. tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have released the lead track titled “In My World” from their first-ever duo release together, which will drop June 9 via Warner
The pair of Fleetwood Mac stars released “In My World” on April 14 via the official YouTube channel of Fleetwood Mac. The impending release of the single was initially announced on Tuesday along with news of a 2017 summer tour of North America in support of the studio album.
The single features contributions from fellow Mac bandmates Mick Fleetwood on drums and John McVie (Christine's ex-husband) on bass. The project began as an attempt to record Fleetwood Mac's 18th studio album but became a duo project for Buckingham and McVie when remaining Mac bandmate Stevie Nicks (also Buckingham's ex-girlfriend) opted not to contribute to the album due to her own solo commitments.
The 4:30 minute song does indeed retain a kind of Fleetwood Mac Rumours era signature sound right from the outset. Fleetwood and John McVie lay down a tight rhythmic groove as Buckingham fingerpicks acoustic guitar over the four-chord structure during the song's atmospheric intro.
Buckingham's stamp looms large over the single with the Mac guitarist handling the lead vocals and most of the instrumental work while Christine McVie contributes backing vocals, percussion and some keyboard work over the middle eight. Fans will likely suspect Buckingham's ode to hope for a guilt-free world might be aimed at Nicks as he sings, "In my world/ Everybody stays/ Nobody wishing for words they didn't say."
Lindsey Buckingham/Christine McVie can be preordered here in CD, digital and vinyl formats. Fans can check out the new single above.
Buckingham & McVie's summer tour will kick off June 21 in Atlanta at Chastain Park and wrap up July 27 in Denver at The Paramount before rejoining Fleetwood Mac to headline Classic East and Classic West in late July. Select presales will begin on Mon., April 17 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets will go on sale to the public for select events starting Fri., April 21 at 10:00 a.m. local time. Tickets for select Buckingham & McVie events are available at AXS.