Time to talk soul once again. Summer soul. How could anyone not love this? Lee Fields is described as a “pure, gut-bucket soul singer”. Having released limited 7″s and one album in the ’70s, the New York production team Truth & Soul decided to do some Al Green/Questlove shit and get him to record a brand new album of nostalgia-tinged modern soul ballads. The result is superb – you can hear a man who maybe hasn’t belted it out quite as hard in quite a long time.
The press release for My World also notes the cross-generation/genre twist going on here – “hip hop-reared record collectors come full circle to produce an album of beautiful soul music with one of the progenitors who made it all possible.” Nice. This is beautiful stuff.
My World is released on June 1st. Record Label page.