The first time I heard Michael Bernard Fitzgerald (often called MBF) was at Sing It Forward this January, a concert of local artists, he’s from Calgary but he fit right in.
I fell in love with the gentle beat in his songs and his voice most of all, and quickly purchased his first album Yes!
He just released his second full album I want to Make it With You today and I’ve been listening to it all morning while cleaning and getting ready, so I feel prepared to write a review of the album and songs.
My favourite songs so far are;
This isn’t it – my absolute favourite because of the message behind the song seems so very relatable but it is still a very danceable song. I can easily picture myself singing this song while driving down a highway in the summer.
Heartbeat of America
A to Z – apparently this one was written on a dare, but its a cute little diddy that has a very home recorded small musician feel to it, which is part of the draw of listening to these local indie musicians.
I want to Make it With You – the headliner track and probably his biggest hit to date, this song plays on the Peak quite a bit and I’ve grown to love it with its optimism and upbeat tempo.