Heart co-founder Nancy Wilson has released a new song in tribute to the late Taylor Hawkins. Titled “Amigo Amiga”, Wilson wrote the song just a few days after the Foo Fighters drummer passed away this past March.
You can hear “Amigo Amiga” in the player below.
Proceeds from the track will be donated to MusiCares, a registered non-profit organization established by NARAS to assist professional musicians in times of financial, personal or medical crisis.
“The night we heard about losing Taylor I started writing the song,” said Wilson in a statement. “I heard myself in tears saying ‘too soon too soon’, which became a refrain in the song. I spent quite a few sleepless nights trying to express it all. He was a wonderful friend and we always had funny pet names for each other, like ‘Amigo’ and ‘Amiga’ as well as ‘Luv’ and ‘Dahling.’ I sang on his great solo album Get the Money at his home studio and later he returned the favor and played drums on my solo album.”
“It is such a painful loss — but it also feels like Taylor has galvanized and re-energized Rock and Roll with so many of his musician friends and fans coming together — it’s a new renaissance Taylor and the Foo family have gifted us all.”
Nancy Wilson performed “Amigo Amiga” at this week’s tribute concert for Taylor Hawkins at the request of the Foo Fighters.