Trailer Featuring Fleetwood Mac Cover Almost Makes Me Want To See ‘Safe Haven’

I caught the trailer for Safe Haven, the latest movie based on a Nicholas Sparks weepie, over the weekend while patiently waiting for Anna Karenina to start (Leo Tolstoy was probably the Nicholas Sparks of Imperial Russia, right?). The movie looks OK, but what really stood out for me was the song playing in the trailer: a cover of Fleetwood Mac’s "Go Your Own Way." Instead of being sung by some dude who sounded like Lindsey Buckingham, the singer was a lady with a fairly recognizable, scratchy voice. "Holy shit," I thought. "Did Stevie Nicks cover a Fleetwood Mac song originally sung by Lindsey? That seems like the kind of thing she would do."

In fact, it is the kind of thing she would do—she covered "Crystal" for the Practical Magic soundtrack about fifteen years ago. But it wasn’t until my Google search for "Safe Haven trailer Fleetwood Mac cover" this afternoon that I realized that Stevie is guilty of another sonic "fuck you" to Lindsey. Instead, it’s California-based singer-songwriter Lissie whose voice has those Stevie Nicks notes to it—although it’s plain to my ears now that she sounds completely different from Stevie. The song comes from her covers EP Covered Up With Flowers that she released last year, although it’s news to me and therefore newsworthy. Don’t you love how blogs work?

Here’s Lissie’s cover of "Go Your Own Way" and the trailer for Safe Haven below:

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