Lindsey Buckingham Releases Next Track From New Solo Album

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Lindsey Buckingham has released a second track from his forthcoming self-titled album, due out Sept. 17, 2021, on Reprise. He says “On the Wrong Side” is about the peaks and valleys of life on the road with Fleetwood Mac. Listen to it below.

The song follows the first single, “I Don’t Mind.” Lindsey Buckingham is his first solo release since 2011’s Seeds We Sow and follows his departure from Fleetwood Mac. As with the seven studio and three live albums he has released as a solo artist, beginning with 1981’s Law and Order, the new project, says a press release, “showcases Buckingham’s instinct for melody and his singular fingerpicking guitar style, reaffirming his status as one of the most inventive and electrifying musicians of his generation.”

“On the Wrong Side” sports one of the album’s most thought-provoking lyrics: “We were young, now we’re old / Who can tell me which is worse?” Buckingham says the song evokes “Go Your Own Way,” in that it’s “not a happy song, subject-matter wise, but it was an ebullient song musically. This was sort of the same idea.”

Listen to “On the Wrong Side,” released on July 22

Buckingham will be returning to the stage with a 30-city 2021 U.S. tour, marking his first in-person shows since a life-saving open-heart surgery in 2019. He’ll kick off the extensive run of shows on September 1. Tickets are available here.

Written, produced and recorded by Buckingham at his home studio in Los Angeles, the album will be released via vinyl, CD and on all digital services. A limited-edition blue vinyl version is also available for pre-order via

Listen to “I Don’t Mind” from the upcoming album

Says Buckingham of the meaning of the single, “‘I Don’t Mind,’ like many of the songs on my new album, is about the challenges couples face in long-term relationships.” He continues, in the June 8 announcement, “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. This song celebrates that spirit and discipline.”

[The same day as the announcement of the new album and tour, TMZ reported that Buckingham and his wife of 21 years, Kristen Messner, are heading for a divorce. The couple have three children.]

The new album, the release continues, “is a welcome display of Buckingham’s instantly recognizable guitar work and vocal layering, particularly on songs such as ‘Power Down,’ ‘Scream’ and ‘Swan Song.’” Elsewhere, Buckingham pays homage to ’60s folk group the Pozo-Seco Singers’ hit single “Time,” a song he’s admired since he was as a teenager and has long intended to cover. “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,” he says. “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.”

Related: Our review of a 2018 Buckingham live show

Lindsey Buckingham 2021 U.S. Tour (Tickets are available here)

9/1/2021 The Pabst Theater – Milwaukee, WI
9/3/2021 Mystic Lake – Mystic Showroom – Prior Lake, MN
9/4/2021 Four Winds Casino Resort / Silver Creek Event Center – New Buffalo, MI
9/7/2021 Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall – Munhall, PA
9/8/2021 Riviera Theatre – North Tonawanda, NY
9/9/2021 The Academy of Music – Northampton, MA
9/11/2021 The Chevalier Theater – Medford, MA
9/12/2021 The Music Hall – Portsmouth, NH
9/14/2021 Warner Theatre – Washington, DC
9/16/2021 The Town Hall – New York, NY
9/18/2021 Tropicana Casino & Resort – Atlantic City, NJ
9/19/2021 Santander Performing Arts Center – Reading, PA
9/21/2021 Knight Theatre – Charlotte, NC
9/22/2021 Woodruff Arts Center – Symphony Hall – Atlanta, GA
9/24/2021 Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TN
9/26/2021 Ponte Vedra Concert Hall – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
9/27/2021 Ruth Eckerd Hall – Clearwater, FL
9/29/2021 King Center for the Performing Arts – Melbourne, FL
9/30/2021 Parker Playhouse – Fort Lauderdale, FL
Dec 02 – The Theatre at Ace Hotel – Los Angeles, CA
Dec 03 – Magnolia Performing Arts Center – El Cajon, CA
Dec 05 – Fox Tucson Theatre – Tucson, AZ
Dec 08 – The Paramount Theatre For the Performing arts – Austin, TX
Dec 09 – Majestic Theatre – Dallas, TX
Dec 11 – Smart Financial Centre – Sugar Land, TX
Dec 13 – Von Braun Center – Mars Music Hall – Huntsville, AL
Dec 15 – Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
Dec 17 – The Criterion – Oklahoma City, OK
Dec 18 – Orpheum Theatre – Wichita, KS
Dec 20 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO

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Lindsey Buckingham Track Listing

1. Scream
2. I Don’t Mind
3. On the Wrong Side
4. Swan Song
5. Blind Love
6. Time
7. Blue Light
8. Power Down
9. Santa Rosa
10. Dancing

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