[lastfm]Heart[/lastfm]’s Ann and Nancy Wilson came to musical prominence in the ’70s, a decade in which muscle cars like the Camaro and Trans-Am were rock stars in their own right. The iconic sisters’ new album, ‘Red Velvet Car,’ and the track ‘Wheels’ brings to mind that era with a recurring automobile motif.
When the Wilson sisters visited AOL’s L.A. studios for a video chat about the new album, guitarist Nancy explained the origins of the title track. “We started working on the song, ‘Red Velvet Car,’ and we went, ‘Wow, this album is about travel,'” she said. “There’s something about the modern psyche and the heart of the modern culture that is on its way through.
The good old image of home and heart has really altered lately. Everything is fast and moving, everyone’s on a plane and that’s the lonelier aspect of the modern world. ‘Red Velvet Car,’ it’s another travel song with a lonely center, looking for a rescue, which is what a red velvet car is: A friend who comes, no matter what, with a red velvet car to get you.”
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