Lindsey Buckingham has unveiled his latest single, “On the Wrong Side,” which is taken from his upcoming solo album. Stream it below.
On the upbeat track, the veteran rocker reflects on his more than four decades of life on the road with Fleetwood Mac. “I’m outta pity, I’m outta time/ Another city, another crime/ I’m on the wrong side/ I’m on the wrong side,” he wails on the chorus.
In a statement, Buckingham compared the new song to Fleetwood Mac’s iconic “Go Your Own Way,” in that it’s “not a happy song, subject-matter wise, but it was an ebullient song musically. This was sort of the same idea.”
“On The Wrong Side” serves as the second single off the musician’s forthcoming self-titled solo project, which is scheduled to be released September 17th and will also include lead single “I Don’t Mind.” To support the LP, Buckingham will be headed out on a previously-announced North American headlining tour of 30 cities starting in September.
Lindsay Buckingham is also the guitarist’s first solo full-length since exiting Fleetwood Mac in April 2018 amid disagreements over the band’s tour and a standoff with Stevie Nicks. (Following his dismissal, the rocker filed a lawsuit against the rest of the band claiming breach of oral contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional interference with potential economic advantage.)
In March, Mick Fleetwood said he was open to mending fences with his former bandmate in the wake of the band’s 50th anniversary world tour. That same month, Buckingham promoted Fender’s new American Acoustasonic Jazzmaster electric-acoustic hybrid guitar.