The poor guy - every headline had some iteration of "go your own way". He had to see that coming.
I say his song is "new" because this album was supposed to be released before Fleetwood Mac's last tour started (2018). He asked for a delay on that tour for the disk to be released. Instead he was fired from the band - and no disk ever materialized.
Three years later - it's on the horizon, for better or worse.
Buckingham has always had a problem with most of this solo work. Even for him, it's a little self-indulgent. And say what you want about his almost solo work with his former band, he probably had to pull back a bit to work somewhat with the other members.
But "I Don't Mind" has an airy feel, much like a lot of what he's put out in the last 15 years. A lot of style, little substance. It was great to real hear him hit the guitar in the Killers' "Caution" earlier this year, but just a lot of finger picking here. It's artistic and skilled for sure - as he is an incredible guitarist - but it just kind of lacks.
The partial (?) / pseudo (?) autotune doesn't help matters - and on the main vocals, it's almost expected on his ever experimental backing one. He did this with his disk with Christine McVie back in 2017.
I want to like his solo work more than I do, but he's gotta meet me halfway.