This is the first track on Stevie Nicks' debut solo album. In 1979, after touring with Fleetwood Mac for their Tusk album, Nicks took some time off and began work on the album. Working outside of the group was daunting, and the song reflects her fears and also her dreams. Nicks has often expressed herself though the women in her songs, like "Rhiannon
" or the gypsy
. "Bella Donna" is another spirit, giving her strength and guidance.
Nicks ended up becoming the most successful female solo artist among those who made their name in famous bands. "Bella Donna" wasn't released as a single, but the album had plenty of hits, including "Leather And Lace
" and "Edge Of Seventeen