William Fitzsimmons Releases 'Acoustic Sessions' EP (Out Today)
“a meticulously crafted, ephemeral wisp of a record that's full of high-quality daydream fuel”
“This is a consistently lovely, reflective if occasionally morose album” – American Songwriter
“a personal examination of life’s little changes” - AV Club
“Lions, is his most daring, emotional work yet” – Dallas Observer
"Fitzsimmons is able to sing between the notes, sounds you wouldn’t think go together fit like matching puzzle pieces” - Elmore
Wiliam Fitzsimmons releases Acoustic Sessions, a collection of stripped down recordings from his latest studio album, Lions – out now. Recorded at his home studio in Illinois, the 4-song EP showcases Fitzsimmons’ consistently honest and tender balladry.
Listen To “Fortune (Acoustic)” Here:
Lions debuted at #2 on the Top New Artist Albums’ chart, as well as Top 5 on the Folk Albums chart. A career-defining album, Lions is produced by Chris Walla (guitarist for Death Cab For Cutie with previous production credits with Tegan and Sara, The Decemberists and The Postal Service among others).
The appeal of Fitzsimmons’ sound is indicative of his unique upbringing and consequent life experience. Born to two blind parents, Fitzsimmons grew up in a home where sound - particularly music - was integral to communication. His parents had an assortment of guitars, pianos and other instruments, and introduced young William to the music of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen, among others. For many years, armed with a Master's degree in counseling, he worked as a mental health therapist, and only began recording his songs during graduate school breaks. Fitzsimmons’ music has also been licensed to a wide variety of networks including ABC, NBC, MTV, Lifetime and CW and he has been featured in Billboard, NPR, Rolling Stone, Paste, Spin, NYLON Guys, Musikexpress, Uncut, Q Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine.
1. Took (Acoustic)
2. Fortune (Acoustic)
3. Lions (Acoustic)
4. Centralia (Acoustic)
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