William Fitzsimmons – So This is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix)

While shuffling amidst 18k songs, one of my favorite tracks of 2010 made it’s way into the queue last night so I decided to give props were props are due. The track So This is Goodbye is timely as William Fitzsimmons releases his new album next month.  This remix by Pink Ganter (who has a handful of remixes, you should check out) captures the essence of William’s voice by providing the appropriate subtle electronic ambiance to the track which echoes the struggle of letting go. The track hails from the Derivatives album which was released featuring several remixes of Fitzsimmons. I feel he has been one of the most under appreciated artists over the last 2 years as his calming voice brings a sense of settling even during his animosity:

And I miss you like your dead
but I never got to grieve you
cause I saw you
in the arms of someone new
So your phantom follows me
like a child would his mother
or a lover
who never said goodbye
So this is goodbye”

Besides having one of the best beards in the music world, he has a voice which distinguishes his ability to bring anyone into a state of tranquility. In addition is one of his title tracks from his upcoming album, “The Tide Pulls from the Moon” which clearly shows William is steering in the right direction with his music and is not straying away from what he does best and that’s soothing the soul.

Here’s comment from a reader named Jeffery Blake that was worth posting, Jeff shoot me and email at I like knowledge.

You should also mention William Fitzsimmons’ interesting background.  Both of his parents were blind so they had various instruments lying around the house.  (even a talking parrot)  He also worked at a mental institution.  His background makes his music all the more interesting, especially personally.  Love the blog; it’s too epic man.  Congratulations on the success.  If you read this, you could also mention “Alright” by Supergrass, “Polanski” by Chocolate Genius Inc., “Janie Jones” by The Clash, or “Make It Wit Chu”- a personal favorite.

William Fitzsimmons – So This is Goodbye (Pink Ganter Remix)


William Fitzsimmons – The Tide Pulls from the Moon

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