Before the release of his latest song You’re What’s Needed In My Life, the legendary soul musician, Lee Fields, joined us for an interview to talk about the release and culture.
Hi, how are you?
I’m good thanks!
You’ve been in the music industry for quite some time, what’s the most important lesson you have learned from being in it?
It is be careful what you say and write about because it can come back and bite you. This is why I write about things that I’m sure I feel.
So, how did your new single You’re What’s Needed In My Life come about?
Of course, it came from my wife. I feel as I look around today, songs about togetherness are very important in this time. I think You’re What’s Needed In My Life, if someone listens to the lyrics they might wonder what’s truly needed in their life. The song I feel is necessary for this time.
What were the challenges of making You’re What’s Needed In My Life?
It’s always a challenge to try to make a record people like because you know people are very choosy about what they like, and they know exactly what they like. I feel pretty pleased with the outcome because people are gravitating to that song
Do you have any other projects in work?
We did a project with an Australian group Bliss n Eso. We did a movie last year where I play a soul singer James Parker, I think it’s going to be called James Parker and it will be in film festivals this year.
If you could collaborate with any artist, dead or alive, who would it be?
I don’t have anybody particular in mind. I think time and fate bring the people together for whoever are meant to work together. I would love to work on projects with many people.
Our final question, what is your definition of culture?
My definition of culture is the trend that people are going through and what is accepted as being normal and what really affects the people to change their direction or affect them in a way where it’s going to weigh on what people are doing. Culture is to be informed and to be a part of a large collective body of people.