William Fitzsimmons – The Sparrow and the Crow – Album Review

William Fitzsimmons  – The Sparrow and the Crow

William Fitzsimmons may not be known to many people but i hopefully this new album will change that. Following up from his two previous releases; Goodnight, and Until When We Are Ghosts. The Sparrow and the Crow proves to be his best effort yet.

Have you ever had a friend who has had their heart broken and just wont stop talking about it. It can get tiresome and depressing. Some of the songs on his previous albums felt like that. Luckily William’s voice is so soothing and calm that you cant help but like him. Sparrow* doesn’t change his on going theme, but the songs feel more even and easier to listen to. The tone is slightly happier and you can tell his view on love and sorrow is on the mend. In no way am i saying that his other albums are bad. In fact there are some songs that are truly amazing and worth looking into. But this Album blows the other two away. It starts with a new version of Afterall called After Afterall which is far more beautiful then the original, i only wish it was longer. The song Goodmorning seems to serve as almost a motivational tune to anyone looking for that special someone as he repeats over and over “you will find love”.

I am becoming a big fan the more and more I listen to him. If you enjoy acoustic music, William Fitzsimmons ranks up there with Joshua Radin and Iron & Wine.


Top 3 songs:

1. Just Not Each Other
2. We Feel Alone
3. If You Would Come Back Home

[If you enjoy this, check out the song Rosi Golan – Hazy feat. WIlliam Fitzsimmons]


1 Response to “William Fitzsimmons – The Sparrow and the Crow – Album Review”

  1. March 10, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Great post Kris. William is one of those artists I found by chance, but wonder how I survived before his music. I was lucky enough to catch him twice on his tour, and keep waiting for him to add dates in Mass on this current leg. He puts on a great show, for anyone that gets to see him. Great songs and fun banter. He is just such an honest and sincere person. It comes through in his music and when he speaks. It’s pretty refreshing these days…

    Oh, and I have to put in a vote for “You Still Hurt Me” as my favorite track from the new album. And did you see he just released a video for “If You Would Come Back Home?”

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