Crowded House frontman and current Fleetwood Mac member Neil Finn has enlisted the help of his bandmates, Stevie Nicks and Christine McVie, for a new song, “Find Your Way Back Home.”
The track was released in partnership with the homeless shelter Auckland City Mission, based in Finn’s native New Zealand, which will soon celebrate the 100th anniversary of its founding.
“There are all these people in all of our lives, I think, that we drift away from,” Finn told the New Zealand Herald. “There was a story there, that was a connection that I made. It just puts it in your backyard. I live in a pretty fortunate situation, and I move in circles that are not in daily contact with homeless people. So, it’s good to be able to find a pathway in your head to relate to some degree.”
“Find Your Way Back Home” features guest vocals from Nicks and a co-writing credit for McVie, who Finn asked to help pen the song while on tour with Fleetwood Mac. “I guess I had every incentive to make sure that the words were evocative, simple, relatable, truthful and not crass or message-y,” he said. “It’s easy to be nebulous and abstract, and I’m quite good at that in my songs generally. So, to be direct in a way is a real challenge.”
Nicks stated she was “honored to be a part of Neil’s song for the Auckland City Mission. He is on a mission to make this work, and I think this beautiful song he has written will certainly help.”
By Clair Shaffer
Rolling Stone Magazine