Harry Types had legendary singer Christine McVie on his thoughts throughout his “Love on Tour” live performance in Santiago, Chile. On Dec. 1, Types paid tribute to the late Fleetwood Mac member with an exquisite cowl of “Songbird,” the band’s 1977 hit written and carried out by McVie. Earlier than a reverent viewers, the “As It Was” singer belted each lyric, imbuing every line with heartfelt emotion. “For you, there will be no extra crying / For you, the solar will likely be shining / And I really feel that after I’m with you / It is alright, I do know it is proper,” Types sang as the group waved glow sticks and cheered.
Whereas McVie’s profession spanned a long time earlier than Types broke onto the music scene, the 2 music giants had been in a position to meet in 2018 on the MusiCares Individual of the Yr Awards in New York Metropolis, the place Types carried out with Fleetwood Mac.
A longtime fan of the enduring rock band, Types notably fashioned a friendship with Stevie Nicks after he met her backstage at a Fleetwood Mac live performance in London in 2015. In accordance with Rolling Stone, Types even gave Nicks a birthday cake. “Piped her identify onto it. She liked it,” he mentioned. “Glad she appreciated carrot cake.”
Types introduced Nicks with him onstage for the primary time in 2017 on the Troubador, the place the duo carried out “Two Ghosts,” “Landslide,” and Nicks’s “Leather-based and Lace” collectively, in accordance with Billboard. Since their duet, Types has carried out “Landslide” with Nicks throughout his “Positive Line” album launch live performance, One Evening Solely at The Discussion board, in 2018, and carried out together with her on the 2019 Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame Induction Ceremony.
In a 2019 interview with Rolling Stone, Nicks even referred to Types because the “son she by no means had,” noting the whole band’s love for the “Love of My Life” singer. “When Harry got here into our lives, I mentioned, ‘Oh my God, that is the son I by no means had,'” she mentioned. “So I adopted him. I really like Harry, and I am so comfortable Harry made a rock-and-roll document — he may have made a pop document and that might have been the simple means for him.”
On the finish of his “Songbird” cowl, Types whispered, “Thanks, Christine,” into his microphone earlier than blowing a kiss to the sky.
See clips of his gorgeous tribute forward.