By: Renee Grant
Netflix is bringing a new series to it’s streaming network and Stevie Nicks has re-recorded Fleetwood Mac‘s hit song Gypsy as the title song for the show of the same name.
Nick’s performs the new version of the song with just a piano to accompany her vocals, which is how she says the song was originally written. “I’m very excited for the world to hear ‘Gypsy’ more like I wrote it — on piano. I am very proud of this version,” Nicks told Entertainment Weekly in a statement.
The series focuses on Jean Holloway, a psychologist who gets a bit too involved in her patient’s lives, crossing boundaries and blurring lines. The show’s creator, Lisa Rubin, wrote the pilot for the show while listening to Gypsy. She says, “I didn’t know the song ‘Gypsy,’ so when it came on, the tone felt so right. I looked up the lyrics and what it meant and it resonated, all of that longing and feeling, it felt fitting for the show, so it became part of the fabric.”
Rubin continues, “It suggests this idea of grounding yourself in who you used to be and the different versions of yourself. There’s melancholy in it, but something that also feels romantic… It feels bare and haunting. It’s still the same song, but there’s a darker element… Tonally, there’s both an eeriness and something bare that speaks to the ideas of identity and everything that’s going on at Jean’s core.”
The first 10-episode season of Gypsy premieres on Friday, June 30th.