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Mission Bell

William Fitzsimmons

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"Fitzsimmons’ harrowing new album, Mission Bell, offers a no-holds barred testament to the trials that accompany the loss of love and the dashed promises of a once-happy future."
- Paste

William Fitzsimmons' latest beautiful and heart-wrenching album, Mission Bell, chronicles the tumultuous last year of his life, particularly of the separation from his second wife.

An initial version of Mission Bell was 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 Fitzsimmons moved to Nashville and spent a month’s time rebuilding the lost record with producer Adam Landry (Deer Tick, T. Hardy Morris, k.d. Lang, Vanessa Carlton).

Sonically, Mission Bell is Fitzsimmons’ first analog tape-centric album. The sounds are raw, real, and tangible. The familiar comforts of acoustic guitars are present but now joined generously by synthesizers, electric guitars, drum loops and violins.

“Cutting to tape was new and honestly rather terrifying to me. There’s no 'we’ll fix that in post' kind of shit going on. What you play is what you’re gonna hear on the record. But there’s a specialness you get in a performance when you don’t have a parachute. You either play it like it matters to you or you don’t and I think that comes through so clearly in the recordings."
- William Fitzsimmons
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