William Fitzsimmons has captivated our hearts yet again with the release of his 7th album, titled after his hometown Pittsburgh. After taking a heartfelt trip back to Pennsylvania, Fitzsimmons felt the timing was right to create a meaningful compilation in dedication to the loss of his grandmother and his hometown itself. The album was a continual work in progress being idealized back in 2005 and almost solely produced and mixed by Fitzsimmons himself.
Pittsburgh, like a vast majority of Fitzsimmons work, resembles the soothing whispering vocals of indie folk groups Iron & Wine and Sufjan Stevens. The tracks however, can be labeled as one of the most heartfelt collections yet alluding not to the broken heart from a break up but to the acceptance and appreciation of one’s ties to their roots.
“Pittsburgh”, the stand out track from the album, reminds you that no matter where you are or where you’ll end up. Home is always there to welcome you.
I’ll come for you if you want me to
Should all your sons forgive their fathers where they fell and wrap them for the cold to rest their winters well
I’ll come for you if you want me to Pittsburgh
Keep an eye out for Fitzsimmons and his North American tour starting Fall 2015.