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“I wanted to make a pop album, but I also wanted to make stops along the way with songs that resemble art more than pop,” Buckingham noted in a press release. “As you age, hopefully you keep getting a little more grounded in the craft of what you’re doing. For me, getting older has probably helped to reinforce the innocence and the idealism that hopefully was always there.”
According to Buckingham, the LP “is one I’ve been intending to get out for a couple of years now, but on more than one occasion, unforeseen circumstances necessitated a postponement of plans. Now that we’re back in gear, I’m thrilled to finally be sharing new music with my listeners!”
Buckingham also explained the delay to Uncut. “Once I’d been ousted from the band [Buckingham was fired from Fleetwood Mac in 2018] – which in itself was just so absurd after all the troubles we’d been through and managed to overcome for 40-plus years – I was poised to put the album out,” he said. “Then I ended up having a bypass operation, so we had to kick it down the road a little further. And then the pandemic hit. So it’s been a sort of running gag, to have so many false starts.”
Buckingham is scheduled to launch a solo tour tonight in Milwaukee and then continue through North America before concluding on Dec. 20 in Boulder.
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There have been more than 40 of these outside projects, which deepen and add to the band’s legacy.