Nancy Wilson Shares Heart Is Making New Music
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Seven years after they released their last studio album, Nancy Wilson recently confirmed that Heart is finally working on new music.
Wilson is currently on tour with her band Nancy Wilson’s Heart. She noted in a statement that she and her sister Ann are working together on new material that is “closer to what you would have heard us originally do in the ’70s, late ’70s. So it’s really fun, it’s just exciting and inspiring.”
In 2016, Heart released their most recent album Beautiful Broken. It was the same year that Ann’s husband was arrested for striking one of Nancy’s children. He eventually pleaded guilty to two counts of fourth-degree assault. Later in 2019, Heart had a tour and the Wilson sisters have focused on their solo careers since then. Ann released Immortal in 2018 and Fierce Bliss in 2022, while Nancy released You and Me in 2021.
Talking about how they kept working together, Ann said in a 2022 interview:
“Nancy and I are OK with each other.
“We just have different ideas for what Heart should be, and we haven’t figured out a compromise yet.”
Nancy also has another project she’s working on called Tomboy, a compilation of covers written by her male friends. But she shared her excitement about working with her sister again. The guitarist also revealed that she had reunited with her former songwriting partner Sue Ennis, who has co-written more than 80 Heart songs, including “Straight On” and “Even It Up.” She noted:
“I have some lyrics mainly that I worked on with Sue and took to Ann.
“And there’s a couple of things that I’m really excited about. Very cool. Like stuff that you wouldn’t have heard us do in the ’80s. … It’s been a really nice kind of rediscovery of our relationship, working on music together again. So, yeah, I’m really happy about that.”