Soul Survivor Lee Fields, the coolest motherf***er to sing words into a microphone (Vice), Celebrates 50+ Year Career With New Album It Rains Love, Out April 5 | Shore Fire Media

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Soul Survivor Lee Fields, "the coolest motherf***er to sing words into a microphone" (Vice), Celebrates 50+ Year Career With New Album It Rains Love, Out April 5

Godfather of New York Soul Revival Announces Extensive Headlining Tour Including Brooklyn Steel + More
Watch The Video For Lead Single "It Rains Love" at Rolling Stone:


50 years into an acclaimed career, 68-year-old Lee Fields is one of soul's hardest-working and most prolific musicians. A$AP Rocky, J Cole, and Travis Scott have sampled his fervent yet tender melodies and deep funk beats. Writing, recording, and performing with white-hot tenacity and his trademark suits, Fields isn't slowing down – today, he announces his enthralling new album, It Rains Love, is out April 5th on Big Crown Records.

Watch Lee Fields' first-ever self-directed music video for new song "It Rains Love," shot around New York:

And read an interview about the album at Rolling Stone:

Produced by Leon Michels (Lana Del Rey, Adele, Beyoncé & Jay Z), It Rains Love is Fields' fifth album with The Expressions and evolves his wide-spanning career that has compelled Vice to call him "the coolest motherf***er to sing words into a microphone."

It Rains Love crackles with an intimate warmth and Lee's inimitable, deeply wise voice. From the buoyant horns and snapping hi-hats of the title track — an ode to domestic bliss and Lee's own 40+ year marriage — to the conga-fueled funk of "A Promise Is A Promise" and beyond, It Rains Love is a fitting showcase for the expressive verve and love-obsessed philosophy of the godfather of New York's soul revival.

Lee Fields was born in Wilson, NC, and moved to New York in the '60s at age 17 with only $2 to his name. Since then, he's released dozens of LPs and singles, operating at what Pitchfork calls "a continuous peak" — the rarest of these recordings fetch four-figure asking prices on the internet.

Lee Fields & The Expressions are preparing for their biggest tour to date, including Brooklyn Steel on May 11th and more — see below.



It Rains Love Tracklist

1.    It Rains Love

2.    Blessed With The Best

3.    Two Faces

4.    You're What's Needed In My Life

5.    Wake Up

6.    Will I Get Off Easy

7.    Love Prisoner

8.    A Promise Is A Promise

9.    God Is Real

10. Love Is The Answer


Lee Fields & The Expressions Tour Dates

04/12 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

04/25 — Utrecht, NE @ Tivoli

04/26 — Berlin, DE @ Columbia Theater

04/28 — Antwerp, BE @ De Roma

04/29 — Paris, FR @ St. Eustache

04/30 — Lille, FR @ Aeronef

05/02 — Cambridge, UK @ The Junction

05/03 — Manchester, UK @ Academy 3

05/04 — London, UK @ 02 Shepherds Bush

05/11 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

06/07 — Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theater

06/22 — Dover, DE @ Firefly Music Festival

06/28 — Rothbury, MI @ Electric Forest Festival

08/02 — Luhmuhlen, DE @ Summer’s Tale Festival


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