Lindsey Buckingham announces new solo album

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Lindsey Buckingham announces new solo album

Words by Eli Duxson

His seventh solo album to date.

Former Fleetwood Mac guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has today released his first single ‘I Don’t Mind’ from his first solo album in a decade which will release in September.

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His forthcoming self-titled album will be his seventh solo album and his first full-length release since 2011’s Seeds We Sow which reached number six on the Billboard Rock Album Chart and number five on the Billboard Independent Albums Chart.

Buckingham said in a press release that he “wanted to make a pop album, but also wanted to make stops along the way with songs that resemble art more than pop”.

“As you age, hopefully you keep getting a little more grounded in the craft of what you’re doing,” he said.

“For me, getting older has probably helped to reinforce the innocence and the idealism that hopefully was always there”.

Buckingham spoke of his new release being like many of the other album tracks in being about the challenges couples face in long-term relationships.

 “Over time, two people inevitably find the need to augment their initial dynamic with one of flexibility, an acceptance of each other’s flaws and a willingness to continually work on issues – it is the essence of a good long-term relationship,” he said.

“This song celebrates that spirit and discipline”.

His work as a singer, guitarist, songwriter, and producer for Fleetwood Mac has prompted many collaborations throughout his career. Including tracks for National Lampoon’s Vacation, working with Belinda Carlisle and of course Christine McVie.

More recently he worked with The Killers on their studio album Imploding the Mirage, where he was featured as a guitarist on the first single ‘Caution’.

He also played on a re-birthed version of Brandy Clark’s ‘The Past is the Past’ which was issued as a bonus track on the deluxe edition of her album Your Life Is a Record.

Buckingham was supposed to return to touring last year after undergoing open-heart surgery, but will instead return this September across 10 shows in America.

Lindsey Buckingham is out Friday, 17th September. Listen to his new single ‘I Don’t Mind’ below.

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