Photos by Nick Tomecek
A record a day keeps the doctor away. That’s what I always say, at least.
And, if that’s true, Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumours” could cure cancer.
From the boyish liveliness of “Second Hand News” to the empowerment behind “Go Your Own Way,” the album embodies everything I love about music.
Fleetwood Mac has a seamless way of equating vulnerability and naivety with power and perseverance. My love for it runs as deep as some have for Pokémon Go, Taylor Swift and Throwback Thursday all wrapped into one.
I honestly think I came out of the womb knowing I would listen to “Dreams” after my first heartbreak, “You Make Loving Fun” when I walked down the aisle and “Gypsy,” when I found myself, if that is even possible.
The latter is not on this album.
“Rumours” makes me feel as if my first heartbreak, my first lifetime commitment and my first self-discovery could all happen in one day and in this outfit.
I paired this nostalgic album with a brown and pink romper I picked up at Urban Outfitter’s a year ago, though I see similar versions in many stores today. This patterned one-piece enchants me the same way Stevie Nicks’ and Christine McVie’s voices do every time I hear them.
It is feminine and captures the style trends of the 1970s during Fleetwood Mac’s heyday.
The black lace-up heels channel Stevie’s bohemian style. As a fashion icon, I wholeheartedly believe she would approve this message.
Seeing the woman who invented “gypsy chic” on the cover of “Rolling Stone” magazine in January 2015 even made me reconsider hats on petite women.
What can’t this woman do?
Everyone who listens to “Rumours” will know me a little bit better, though I’m sure I’m not the first to feel that way. Can a record be your spirit animal?
No other pop album matches its level, and I have a no-shame policy when it comes to listening to Top 40 hits.
It is and will always be the soundtrack to my life.
If you haven’t heard it, think of it as my gift to you. If you have heard it between one and three billion times, listen one more.
Maybe this time, you will hear something you didn’t before.
I hope when I die, people will rest flowers on my casket to the delicate notes of “Songbird” and know that I lived a full life.
For you, there’ll be no more crying/
For you, the sun will be shining,
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"Rumours" - Fleetwood Mac