Harry Styles honored the late Fleetwood Mac singer Christine McVie, who died on Wednesday morning on the age of 79, throughout his present on Thursday evening in Chile.

The singer carried out a young acoustic ballad of “Songbird,” which was featured on the band’s 1977 Rumours album and was certainly one of a handful of tracks written solely by McVie. Styles added the music to his Love On Tour setlist and was backed by a piano as he took on the lead vocal of the basic hit, one thing McVie was recognized for whereas on tour.

When the music was over, Styles blew a kiss to the sky and mentioned, “Thank you, Christine.”

Throughout his profession, Styles has proven his admiration for band’s legacy. In a 2017 interview with Rolling Stone, Styles mentioned that his father, Desmond, raised him on basic rock teams like Fleetwood Mac. Earlier that 12 months, Stevie Nicks joined Styles onstage to sing a trio of tracks together with “Two Ghosts,” “Landslide” and “Leather and Lace.” 

He additionally carried out a short set on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge that included a canopy of Fleetwood Mac’s “The Chain.” On Wednesday, shortly after McVie’s household confirmed that she died peacefully at hospital following a “brief sickness,” Styles shared a black-and-white {photograph} of McVie, paying his respects to the enduring singer-songwriter.

McVie’s influence inside Fleetwood Mac — and as a solo artist — transcended generations. Following her demise, she has been remembered by Sheryl CrowJapanese BreakfastMuna, Vampire Weekend, and lots of different artists.

Trending

“God rattling legend. Every time I attempted to write an aesthetic synth line in the studio I’d all the time say I used to be making an attempt to channel my interior Christine,” Japanese Breakfast’s Michelle Zauner tweeted.

Speaking to Rolling Stone’s Andy Greene this 12 months, McVie revealed the band members had been now not in contact, and primarily “broke up” but once more. “I don’t really feel bodily up for it,” she mentioned. “I’m in fairly dangerous well being. I’ve received a power again downside which debilitates me.” When requested about her goals, she mentioned, “Stay alive, hopefully. Well, I’ll be 80 subsequent 12 months. So, I’m simply hoping for a number of extra years, and we’ll see what occurs.

: .