A new UK version of ‘Gold In The Shadow’ is now available. This has new and exclusive tracks on it including a recording of ‘Let You Break’ featuring vocals from Julia Stone (Julia & Angus Stone).
Fitzsimmons describes the songs on ‘Gold In The Shadow’ as “a real and long-coming confrontation with personal demons, past mistakes and the spectre of mental illness which has hovered over me for the great majority of my life.”
William Fitzsimmons – Let You Break (featuring Julia Stone) by nettwerkmusicgroup
Becoming more confident in the studio, the album features more diverse styles than on William’s previous records, including the warm electronica of ‘Let You Break’.
Originally featuring Leigh Nash (ex-Sixpence None The Richer), fans in the UK are treated to an exclusive re-recorded version of ‘Let You Break’ that sees William duet with Australian folk star and multiple ARIA-winner Julia Stone (of Angus & Julia Stone).
Gold In The Shadow represents a welcomed musical departure, not from authenticity in writing, but in the field of focus. It is a return to his pre-music therapeutic passions, but with one eye now fixated on actual and optimistic change.
It is ripe with personal elements, but also represents his first foray into external perspective taking; examining the lives and psychological struggles of those around him in addition to his own.
It is an acknowledgement of the shadow self and the Todestrieb (Freud’s “death instinct”); but, even still and more so, an acceptance of hope.