Refueled publisher/creative director Chris Brown hung out with singer/songwriter pal William Fitzsimmons last Friday night while in town for a Dallas performance. The two shot a raw, dressing room exclusive for Refueled Facebook fans - “Beautiful Girl” from the newly released CD, Gold in the Shadow.
Fitzsimmons' Gold In The Shadow is a musical reflection of the personal resuscitation and psychological renovation, which took place in the years following his divorce. Based on a specific set of psychopathological disorders from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders IV (DSM-IV), he describes the songs as "a real and long coming confrontation with personal demons, past mistakes, and the specter of mental illness that has hovered over me for the great majority of my life." However, whereas nearly the whole of William's previous albums have dealt with the bleak and somber side of inter- and intrapersonal disaster, Gold is a work focused on healing. William continues: "I had reached the point where I was either going to yield to my sicknesses or engage them headlong. In either case, I could no longer continue the way I was."