History has a tendency to repeat itself, and it seems like music also comes in a full circle. After over five decades from its initial release, the 1966 single of Buffalo Springfield, ‘For What It’s Worth,’ has been covered by none other than Stevie Nicks. As Nicks explained the song’s importance to her, she also disclosed why she chose to cover this particular song.
The world has been going through various drastic changes in the past years. From the COVID-19 pandemic to the recent social disputes, times of uncertainty have affected societies worldwide. In ‘For What It’s Worth,’ Stephen Stills told the tale of political conflicts and nationwide disputes. Some commented that the song embraced an anti-war message, while others said that it addressed a counterculture resistance of the ’60s.
The tone and the lyrics of the track evolved through time and were well-suited for any hardships societies might face. It can also be said that Stevie Nicks agrees with this, as she announced her reasons for covering this hit song through a handwritten note she shared on her Twitter account.
The song will be released on September 23 and Stevie Nicks’ decision to cover ‘For What It’s Worth’ shows how music can survive long decades and still be as influential as the day it was released for the first time.