So Fitz is an American Soul group, and this is their debut album. There was a home-recorded EP beforehand, which got them onto an indi label to start with.
The group came together after Michael Fitzpatrick's rough breakup and his need to release creatively and just as a general distraction. Piece built on over time in weird ways, such as inheriting a church organ from a neighbor. Apparently they melded so well together, they could have played a show right after their first rehearsal. This whole album wound up being recorded in a non-sound-proofed living room.
Check it out on Spotify, or watch the videos provided - because there's a pretty decent quality one for each!
And here's we go back to the 60's y'all! "Breakin' The Chains of Love" opens up the album I can't say I love it all around, but the sound is fantastic. There's a slight echo used on the main vocal to give a really interesting ambiance sound. The horns really do round out the band really well entertainment-wise. And, finally, the female backing voice gives this just-right funk and soul touch that makes the song's overall sound great. There's a little turn-off because of the older sound, but it's not necessarily a bad thing as you get into it.
- "Breakin' The Chains of Love"
- "Pickin' Up The Pieces"
- "Don't Gotta Work It Out"
- "Winds of Change"
What's funny is that I added almost every even-numbered track, with exception of the last pairing. It was a really cool album though, unlike anything I've heard outside of those 60's tracks. It felt like we had additional soundtrack songs for movies on the 60's and Woodstock, honestly. But this has been a lost form for a while now, and seeing a bad take a leap and do this the way they see fit is really cool.