Lee Fields Continues Comeback with New Album

Lee Fields was a staple of independent soul in the ’70s, and later an oft-used source of sampling for hip-hop artists like J. Cole and Slum Village. I wrote about Lee Fields’ comebacks, both in ’92 and ’09, two years ago when he released My World, which featured a sound more reminiscent of throwback soul than the additive-filled soul fusion of today. His lack of emphasis on structural and stylistic experimentation, and more on hooks and vocal power, owes more to the genuine fervor of ‘60s soul than to its lack of intricacy. While many cannot mention Fields without bringing up comparisons to James Brown, there’s no doubt that Fields packs his own trademark sound — particularly in his later years.

Fields’ comeback isn’t over yet, as he announced a follow-up to My World. A Faithful Man will feature ten new songs and be released on March 13th. Lead single “You’re the Kind of Girl” is streaming below. The album is produced by Jeff Silverman and Leon Michels, who have provided plenty of brass-laden beats for artists like Jay-Z and Ghostface Killah. Silverman and Michels also own the record label, Truth & Soul, that will be releasing A Faithful Man.

  1. Faithful Man
  2. I Still Got It
  3. You’re The Kind Of Girl
  4. I’m Still Hanging On
  5. Intermission
  6. Wish You Were Here
  7. Who Do You Love
  8. Moonlight Mile
  9. It’s All Over But The Crying
  10. Walk On Through That Door

MP3: Lee Fields – You’re The Kind of Girl

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Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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