Fifty years into his music career, Lee Fields is still shining. The funk and soul singer released It Rains Love, his fifth album as Lee Fields & The Expressions, on April 5 via Big Crown Records. Fields stopped by the Paste Studio in New York City to perform three tracks from his latest record—“It Rains Love,” “Will I Get Off Easy” and “You’re What’s Needed In My Life.”
Fields cites thinkers like Diogenes, Shakespeare and L. Ron Hubbard as inspirations for his new album, which according to a press release “soundtrack[s] his dream of a world soaked to the bone in the unequaled compassion that’s prevailed through his 50 years of marriage and counting.”
Lee recorded It Rains Love with producer Leon Michels (Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Adele) in Queens’ fabled Diamond Mine Studios and a converted post-and-beam barn in upstate New York, combining decades worth of analog oddities, generations of tape saturation and sometimes six consecutive hours of vocal takes.
Watch Lee Fields’ full Paste Studio session below, and you can purchase It Rains Love via Big Crown Records here.