LeAnn Rimes Teams With Stevie Nicks for Re-Imagined ‘Borrowed’ [LISTEN]
LeAnn Rimes has joined forces with Stevie Nicks to recreate "Borrowed," a track that Rimes initially recorded for her 2013 album Spitfire. The powerful duet is the latest release to come from Rimes' new album, Re-Imagined, which dropped on June 20 and focuses on taking new approaches to some of the biggest hits she netted over the course of her career.
A former Fleetwood Mac band member and solo rock icon, Nicks says that this particular collaboration is one that she's been long awaiting. Readers can press play above to hear the final result.
"I stopped in my tracks and sat down on the floor and started to cry," Nicks shares with Rolling Stone of hearing "Borrowed" for the first time. "I understood what she was singing about. I understood that the pain was real ... and I understood that it had happened to me. When the song ended, I called my assistant to tell her that one day, I would sing this song with LeAnn. It was our destiny."
For her part, Rimes adds that Nicks has long been a musical inspiration to her, and the process of recording the song together marked a career moment that she'll never forget.
"Stevie has been inspiring me as a songwriter and performer since I can remember ... To know that my music has seeped its way into her heart the way her music has into mine is magical," Rimes tells Rolling Stone. "Connecting with her, not only musically, but on a soul level – understanding what it's like to be a woman with passion, a pen and a desire to tell the most authentic, heartfelt truth through song, has been an experience that's forever left an imprint on my life."
"Borrowed" was written by Rimes along with Darrell Brown and Dan Wilson. Its release follows that of her re-imagining of her hit song "Blue," which shot her to fame at the age of 14, as well as "How Do I Live (Re-Imagined)."