“I didn’t go [to the studio]. I didn’t want to go. But it wasn’t just that — I didn’t want to go anywhere. I didn’t leave the house for almost five months,” Nicks admits to Herald Scotland of the affect her mother’s death had one her. “I worked on the edit of my documentary about the making of ‘In Your Dreams.’ And then I got pneumonia. With my pneumonia and my mother’s death I watched the entire first season of ‘Game Of Thrones’ — so that was great! That certainly took my mind off everything.”
Not only is Nicks now a fan of the show, but she’s gone as far as to write fan poetry about its central characters. “I would love to write some music for ‘Game Of Thrones.’ I’ve written a bunch of poetry about it — one for each of the characters. On Jon Snow … On Arya … On Cersei and Jaime.”
Nicks also admits that she’s a huge fan of author George R.R. Martin. Both are 65 years old, and Nicks says she’s in awe of what Martin has been able to create.
“It blows my mind that he’s able to create this vast, interlinked world,” she says. “As a songwriter I write little movies. But I can’t imagine sitting down and writing even one small book. But then probably somebody like him couldn’t imagine writing ‘Edge Of Seventeen’ or ‘Rhiannon’ — couldn’t write a whole little life in two verses and a chorus.”