Lee Fields shares new classic soul/R&B single; Daptone debut out Oct 28

Updated: Oct 20

Legendary soul singer Lee Fields has shared his new classic soul/R&B single, “Two Jobs,” which marks the latest song from his first new album in three years and full-length Daptone Records debut, Sentimental Fool, arriving everywhere on Friday, October 28.

Lee Fields shares new classic soul/R&B single; Daptone debut out Oct 28

Produced by Daptone Records founder Bosco Mann – a.k.a. producer/musician Gabriel Roth – at his Penrose Recorders/Daptone West studio in Riverside, CA, the album also includes the recently released singles, “Ordinary Lives,” “Sentimental Fool,” and “Forever.” “Sentimental Fool” is joined by an official music video directed by Andrew Anderson and streaming now on YouTube. A stripped-down live performance video of “Forever” – featuring backing from guitarist Thomas Brenneck (Charles Bradley, Menahan Street Band) and vocalist Josh Lane (Thee Sacred Souls) – is also streaming now on YouTube.


“Sentimental Fool” was greeted by instant acclaim from media outlets around the world upon its premiere earlier this summer, with CLASH praising the new album’s title track for “a scorching, gospel-infused vocal that leans on Fields’ decades-worth of experience in order to reveal his innermost emotions exposed.”

Fields will celebrate Sentimental Fool with an eagerly awaited North American tour, getting underway on October 15 at Hamden, CT’s Space Ballroom and then traveling through a very special New Year’s Eve show at Brooklyn, NY’s Brooklyn Made on December 31. For complete details and ticket information, please visit mrleefields.com/tour.


Hailed by Rolling Stone for “his classic American soul sound,” Lee Fields is arguably the greatest pure soul singer alive today. In an age when the shelf life of an artist largely depends on posturing and trends, he has proven to be an unassailable force of nature. His prolific five-decades-plus career spans more than 20 albums and over 40 singles, a supreme, still-evolving body of work that continues to garner attention via samples by such heavyweight artists as J. Cole, Travis Scott, Rick Ross, and A$AP Rocky as well as outside-the-box collaborations like the worldwide dance club hit, “Jealousy,” with French DJ/producer Martin Solveig.


The North Carolina-born Fields arrived in New York City in 1967, inspired by James Brown’s legendary performance on The T.A.M.I. Show to make himself a soul star. The decades that followed saw Fields grow a hard-earned reputation as a true king of funk with a steady stream of albums and singles, including 1969’s stone classic, “Let’s Talk It Over.” Though missed opportunities and changing musical tastes over the years might have kept him from reaching the pinnacle of mainstream stardom, Fields never let up, keeping the soul flame alive with independent releases and non-stop touring on the southern blues circuit.

In 1996, Fields recorded “Let a Man Do What He Wana Do” [sic] for Desco Records, a New York-based independent label co-run by producer/musician Gabriel Roth. The full-length Let’s Get a Groove On followed in 1998, cementing Fields as a torchbearer of the new funk revival, a Golden Age icon for a whole new generation of soul fans around the world. Fields continue to reign supreme on the modern funk and soul scene via a long series of new LPs and singles – including seven LPs joined by his explosive backing band, The Expressions – as well as countless live visits to every relevant venue and major festival on the planet, from Carnegie Hall and L’Olympia to Coachella, Bonnaroo, Newport Folk, Roskilde, and many more, earning applause from such outlets as NPR for his “groove-filled performances with fiery energy and toe-tapping swagger.”

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