"Angels in White" celebrates nurses and all that they do for us. They are often too under-appreciated. Whether male or female, they are a special breed, worthy of our praise. I wrote this song in August of 2019 for a friend of mine who had lost his wife to cancer the year before. This song and lyric video is a celebration of her life and a “thank you” to all nurses to show how much we appreciate what they do and to encourage others to consider entering this noble field. Matt Fitzgibbons
Matt Fitzgibbons's Backstory
In the summer of 2019, an older friend asked me if I could record a version of one of his wife’s favorite songs in her memory. She had lost her battle with cancer the year before. As I listened to his stories about her life and some of her experiences as a nurse, an idea for a song occurred to me that could celebrate not only her, but all nurses.
I had not played music for almost two years after having been in an car accident, and hesitated as I reached for my guitar to play what I had heard in my mind. I realized that this was the best reason I could imagine for finally playing music and picked it up. A half hour later, “Angels in White” was complete as a song.
Recording progressed as time allowed over the next several months with the mixing complete just as the Covid-19 pandemic began to unfold. Too many synchronicities occurred during the creation of this song to count and they all served to reinforce my belief that this song was a gift to me to give.