Lee Fields is a legendary soul singer whose music has delighted audiences for over five decades. Known for his powerful vocals, passionate performances, and timeless sound, Fields has carved out a unique place in the music world as one of his generation’s most dynamic and influential artists. Born in North Carolina and raised in New Jersey, Fields began his career in the late 1960s, recording a string of singles for various labels before eventually settling in at the legendary Truth & Soul Records in the 2000s. Since then, he has released a series of critically acclaimed albums that have earned him a dedicated fanbase and cemented his status as one of the greatest living soul singers. From his classic ballads to his funky, danceable grooves, Lee Fields’ music inspires and moves people worldwide.
After our sold out In-Crowd screening of Lee Fields: Faithful Man (check out our Insta recap below), we just knew we had to bring this special film back to our fifth festival edition. On Saturday, 22 April, make sure to join us for another chance to see Lee Fields: Faithful Man at Melkweg. And this time, we will have the directors Jessamyn Ansary and Joyce Mishaan here to participate in a Q&A. In the meantime, check out these ten seminal Lee Fields songs you need to hear!
This funky and upbeat track from Fields’ 2002 album Problems has become one of his most popular songs. The catchy chorus, driving rhythm section, and Fields’ passionate vocals make it a feel-good tune that’s impossible not to dance to.
It Rains Love
The title track of Fields’ 2019 album is a soulful and uplifting tune that showcases his ability to convey hope and optimism in his music. The lush instrumentation and Fields’ powerful vocals make it sure to lift your spirits.
Make the World
This powerful and socially conscious track from Fields’ 2017 album Special Night is a call to action for people to work together to create positive change in the world. The funky groove, soulful horns, and Fields’ passionate vocals make it both inspiring and uplifting.
I’m Coming Home
This classic soul tune gets a soulful reimagining from Fields on his 2017 album Special Night.
Love Comes and Goes
This soulful ballad from Fields’ 2009 album My World is a classic example of his ability to convey heartbreak and pain in his music. The haunting piano and strings, Fields’ gritty vocals, and the bittersweet lyrics make it both beautiful and melancholy.
This soulful and bluesy track from Fields’ 2014 album Emma Jean is a standout thanks to its slow-burning groove, Fields’ emotive vocals, and the evocative lyrics that paint a picture of a small Southern town.
You’re What’s Needed in My Life
This upbeat and funky track from Fields’ 2019 album It Rains Love is a celebration of love and the power of relationships. The catchy chorus, driving rhythm section, and Fields’ passionate vocals make it a feel-good tune.
Don’t Leave Me This Way
This classic soul tune, originally recorded by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, gets a powerful reimagining from Fields.
A classic soul sound with Fields’ powerful vocals taking center stage over a tight rhythm section and soaring horns. Despite not being one of his most well-known songs, Precious Love showcases Fields’ ability to deliver a passionate and emotive performance
Money I$ King
A standout track from My World, this funky tune is a commentary on the corrupting influence of money on society. The groovy bassline and catchy horns make it a memorable listen.
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