Today on the stage of Nova Music blog we have the duo Fitzsimon & Brogan, from London, UK. It is formed by songwriter Neil Fitzsimon and singer Bee Brogan, who has been members of the Pretty Blue Gun band, which signed with an independent label, licensed to Sony.
The band released two critically acclaimed albums, produced by Pat Collier (Katrina and the Waves, Walking on Sunshine) and featuring members of The Art of Noise, Dave Bronze (bassist for Eric Clapton), Tobias Boshell (Moody Blues) and guitarist Pip Williams, just to name a few.
With such a rich curriculum, this might already be the end of the article and the only thing left to add would be to listen to the music of Fitzsimon & Brogan. But, as you may already know, here on Nova Music blog we like to dig deeper inside the music we review. So let’s continue. It’s really worth it!
To better focus on the successes achieved by these two brilliant artists, we have chosen to review their latest releases: the album The Girl Who Shouted Love at the Heart of the World and one of its singles, This Girl.
The album is a fluid ride through 15 tracks, for just under an hour of music, offering a brilliant, pure and fresh pop sound. It shows a mix of melodies and styles, which embraces the feelings of the 80s and 90s, enriched by a contemporary and creative touch. It is as if Fitzsimon & Brogan were able to put a secret ingredient in grandma’s apple pie. More or less everyone knows how to bake it, but Neil and Bee can bake a “better” one. They play a genuine and perfectly performed pop music that has no frills and yet something more, a sort of magic powder they’re able to spread here and there, as in a magic trick.
That’s how you’ll fall in love with the entire album just by listening to the first track, This Is Love. Song after song, you’ll find yourself singing along with all of them. And you will continue even after the end of the last one, you can bet on it.
This Is Love is a beautiful song. The perfect introduction to a journey through the music of Fitzsimon & Brogan, full of engaging rhythms, colorful tones, along with melodies and voices so brilliant they shine their own light.
We thus arrive around the middle of the album, where we discover another gem in the 8th track: This Girl. This song, which is a testimony of what true love is, delights us with a feeling of carefree innocence. This is the example of how to produce a melodic pop song for the modern music industry. Take easy-to-relate lyrics and a well-structured arrangement with musical hooks and excellent vocals. Mix them together and you’re done.
Continuing listening, Fitzsimon & Brogan live up to our expectations. They continue to please us, with a genuine mix of catchy melodies and an exuberant pop sound, to then flow gently into the deeply intimate aura of the last track, Early Frost.
All this is the secret recipe for Fitzsimon & Brogan‘s apple pie.
One of the oldest recipes in the world.
Everyone knows how to bake it.
But nobody has the secret ingredients of Fitzsimon & Brogan.
We want more. Don’t you?