Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson has released “Amigo Amiga” the tribute song she wrote for her friend, the late Taylor Hawkins, a few days after his passing. Hawkins was found dead in his Bogota, Colombia hotel room on March 25th while the Foo Fighters were on tour in South America.
The song and new lyric video, featuring Nancy, are available now, with all proceeds from the release of the single benefiting the Recording Academy’s MusiCares. Wilson explains of the song: “The night we heard about losing Taylor I started writing the song. I heard myself in tears saying ‘too soon too soon’ which became a refrain in the song. 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. I sang on his great solo album Get the Money at his home studio and later he returned the favor and played drums on my solo album…t is such a painful loss — but it also feels like Taylor has galvanized and re-energized Rock and Roll with so many of his musician friends and fans coming together — it’s a new renaissance Taylor and the Foo family have gifted us all.”
Take a look at the lyric video for “Amigo Amiga” – here. At the request of the Foo Fighters, Wilson performed the track at the tribute concert for Hawkins at The Forum in Inglewood, CA.
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