Temptation always was a whore. A momentary compromise of better principles, constantly available and never worth the trouble. How strong, exactly, do you have to be to hold fast? To not compromise? Maybe as strong as Lee Fields, who has the temerity to sing soul and funk songs like the last four decades never happened. He dresses like a man unaccustomed to half measures, in a slick tan jacket made from an animal one imagines he wrestled and skinned himself. He stands at the microphone like a mountain — specifically, a volcano. When he finally erupts in a scream at the climax of “Faithful Man”, it is with the power to shake the house, and all those demons, loose. – Jeff Leeds
Lee Fields “Faithful Man” is available now on Truth & Soul Records. Click the album cover below to get with it.