Singer-songwriter and music producer William Fitzsimmons’ latest record, Mission Bell is a chronicling of the tumultuous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife. An initial version of the album was originally recorded in Fitzsimmons’ home studio in the summer of 2017 but was subsequently abandoned during the course of, and as a result of, the separation.
In 2018 William traveled to Nashville, TN to start recording the album over from square one. Working with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, Los Lobos, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton), Fitzsimmons spent a month’s time rebuilding the lost record, with contributions from friends, including Abby Gundersen and Rosie Thomas. The resulting 11-song album tells the story of a decade-long marriage destroyed and eventually rebuilt from the ground up.
If I Fell Back to the Earth
Pittsburgh"Pittsburgh" appears on William's 7 song album of the same name available NOW
If I Fell Back to the Earth"If I Fell Back to the Earth (You Will Never Find Me)" appears on William's forthcoming album Ready The Astronaut due out on 6/25/21. Here's what William has to say about this song - "Anger is not a negative emotion. Righteous anger gives us strength to seek justice. To not accept unfairness or wrongdoing. There are moments in our lives when we have to make our own choices and say "damn the consequences, this is my life!" We will encounter pain. We will be betrayed and have to face the fact that in some moments the one person we thought we could count on will not be there for us. But instead of breaking us, we have a choice to get up, dust ourselves off, and begin again. Viktor Frankl noted that pain is inevitable, but our freedom to choose is always present. We may be bent by circumstance, but we need not break." Directed/Animated by Zach Bell