11/01/2016

Lee Fields & The Expressions | SPECIAL NIGHT debuts at Billboard ahead of Nov 4 release

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS
SPECIAL NIGHT STREAMS EXCLUSIVELY VIA BILLBOARD AHEAD OF NOV 4 RELEASE
TOUR STARTS FRIDAY AT RAY-BAN X BOILER ROOM WEEKENDER
WITH KAMASI WASHINGTON 

“[Lee Fields & The Expressions] continue to evolve while still remaining true to their 60s roots”
Billboard

"While others of his era burned out or faded away, Fields is still here,
his voice now more passionate and ecstatic than ever"

Noisey



New York, NY (November 1, 2016) – 
Lee Fields & The Expressions will release Special Night thisFriday, November 4 via Big Crown Records and today, Billboard has the exclusive stream where you can witness the band's incomparable soul-sound musicianship ahead of the release. Last week, Lee stopped by the Billboard offices for a rare acoustic performance that was broadcast live via Facebook and archived HERESpecial Night is available for pre-order at Big Crown and all digital retailers HERE.

Produced by Leon Michels (El Michels Affair, The Arcs) and Thomas Brenneck (Daptone), and brilliantly performed by the Expressions, Special Night was written, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely to tape in three weeks at the legendary Diamond Mine Studios in Queens, NY. A sense of urgency, equal parts fun and inspiration, and a decent amount of beer and Jack Daniels were the driving forces during the sessions that produced Lee Fields & The Expressions latest offering.

The album's title track debuted this summer at 
Noisey and Kyle Meredith at WPFK says, ’Special Night’ should produce a few babies named Lee around nine months from now. The current single is album standout “Make The World”, which works both as militaristic funk and a cautionary tale about the health of the planet. Paste says, "If a red hot, core-stirring song is what will inspire passive citizens to fight for social and political justice, then Fields is the man for the job."
Listen to Special Night in full HERE
"Make The World" 
at Big Crown | Soundcloud | YouTube | Spotify | iTunes | Apple Music
"Special Night" at Big Crown | Soundcloud | Spotify | iTunes | Apple Music

Fields kicks off his album release tour this Friday at the Ray-Ban x Boiler Room Weekender with Kamasi Washington before heading south and over to the west coast. Fields and his six-piece band return to NYC for a headlining show at Irving Plaza on Saturday, January 7 with Big Crown label-mates Lady Wray and Paul & The Tall Trees.
“I feel that every human being’s purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do,” says Lee Fields. “And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.”

Whether tackling a tune about love lost, found, or broader topics like the state of humanity, Lee has a very unique and honest perspective that is on display with each unforgettable performance. Also, The Expressions have never been sharper, they, along with Lee, have created a collection of music on Special Night which holds court with pretty much any soul music that came before it.

Lee Fields & The Expressions Tour Dates:
Nov 04 - Lake Harmony, PA - The Ray Ban + Boiler Room Weekender *
Nov 11 - Austin, TX - The Mohawk
Nov 12 - Dallas, TX - Untapped Festival
Nov 30 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern (TIX) &
Dec 01 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey (TIX) &
Dec 02 - Pomona, CA - Glass House (TIX) &
Dec 03 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine (TIX) &
Dec 05 - Portland, OR - Aladdin (TIX) &

Dec 06 - Seattle, WA - Neumos (TIX) &
Dec 07 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore (TIX)
Jan 07 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza (TIX) #
* w/ Kamasi Washington
& w/ Lady Wray
# w/ Lady Wray & Paul & The Tall Trees

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