Best Coast covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Storms” on Fallon.
Photo: Bethany Cosentino’s Instagram/Getty
Last night, almost the entire Style team watched as Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino covered Fleetwood Mac’s “Storms” at New York City’s Terminal 5. She was wearing an understated all black outfit–a black tank and jeans and a pair of black clog sandals–and commanded in a way that we’re sure would have made her predecessor Stevie Nicks very proud had she been there to witness it. Just hours before, Bethany and the rest of her band performed the same song on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, their second time on the show (the first was performing “Boyfriend” off of their debut record, Crazy For You). For the performance, Bethany looked equal parts bewitching and contemporary, dripping in Pamela Love’s architectural, amulet-like pyramid rings, a bracelet and an breastplate necklace that almost doubles as a collar for her midi-length Rachel Comey Dress. The dress, which is a fluid black halter with buttons from the waist down (very Elaine Benes from Seinfeld, only sexier and more modern, we must say), isn’t quite as flamboyant as a classic Stevie Nicks look, but we love how Bethany stays true to her own unique take on the California Valley witch vibe that Stevie is the godmother of. Finished off with a pair of Marc Jacobs split wedges and flowing tresses, Bethany’s super simple, timeless look was nearly as breathtaking as her tender cover of the heartbreaking Fleetwood Mac ballad she sang.
The cover of “Storms,” which was originally released on Fleetwood Mac’s 1979 album Tusk, was made available as a limited edition 7″ with purchase of Best Coast’s The Only Place when it was released back in May. The tune allows Bethany to show off her impressive vocal chops in a way we haven’t really seen before, and shows just how far she’s come as both a singer and a performer since her debut performance on the show in 2009. We can’t wait to hear more from Best Coast, and to see what sartorial steps Bethany takes in the future, whether it be another capsule collection or more seriously covetable on-stage looks.