8 January, 2019Print
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 5Godfather of New York Soul Revival Announces Extensive Headlining Tour Including Brooklyn Steel + More
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: https://youtu.be/XKNkamlodJc
And read an interview about the album at Rolling Stone: https://bit.ly/2C6Spcc
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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