Covering music is always a point of contention for some people. Take covering popular music and things are really ticking up. But when you cover the likes of Taylor Swift you’re talking something serious. Just ask William Fitzsimmons who’s recently done just that. Fitzsimmons has a new album concept coming titled Covers Volume 1 due in November, his cover of her song “the 1” is dynamic and pops on its own. Listen here and judge for yourself.
The gentleness in the opening tells you that he’s taking this seriously. His voice is soft and easy going. The guitar work is epic and shares his love for the instrument. The way the song flows from him is masterful and lets you imagine others covering Swift. The song plays out like he wrote it himself. The vocals are tender and intimate. The breeze of overwhelming song ship washes over you as it plays out. It’s definite winner.
The song can be heard above or on all streaming services. It’s also available on Covers Volume 1 available from Nettwerk Records November 04. William Fitzsimmons is on tour starting September 08 in Chicago, IL at City Winery until October 15 in St Louis, MO at Off Broadway. His tour can be trekked here.
Image Credits: Photo by Stuart Smith.