THE WALL STREET JOURNAL EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERES BEN FIELDS’ DEBUT SINGLE, “EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT”
FIELDS TAPPED FOR AN UPCOMING PERFORMANCE ON ABC’S “THE BACHELORETTE”
The John Lennon Songwriting Award-Winner’s Debut Album
Extraordinary Light to be Released June 17th
Today, The Wall Street Journal has exclusively premiered Ben Fields’ debut single, “Extraordinary Light” from his similarly titled upcoming debut album due out on June 17th. CLICK HERE to hear the song The Wall Street Journal describes as “a graceful vintage-style pop song that pairs Fields’ sleepy voice with gentle, rolling piano, a subtly powerful rhythm section and the swell of strings.”
Fields has also been tapped to perform on an upcoming episode of ABC’s hit romance reality series, The Bachelorette.
Sire Records recently announced the signing of new artist, and John Lennon Songwriter Award recipient, Ben Fields. Fields is set to release his debut album, Extraordinary Light on June 17th, which is available for pre-sale now at http://smarturl.it/ExtraordinaryLight. Extraordinary Light features the lead single mentioned above, as well as “Swede” – the highly praised song that sparked Fields’ achievement of the John Lennon Songwriting Award. The album is a product of Fields’ meticulous craftsmanship, mixed with the mastering and cutting of acclaimed Bernie Grundman (Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Prince’s “Purple Rain,” Carole King’s “Tapestry”), as well as ingenious collaborations with producer JC Hopkins (Willie Nelson, Norah Jones) and renowned guest vocalists including Jolie Holland and Warren Smith.
After a chance meeting with Sire Records’ legendary Seymour Stein (Madonna, The Ramones, The Pretenders, Depeche Mode) at a music conference in Australia – where American born Ben Fields had been living and working in a café – the aspiring singer/songwriter took a leap of faith. Stein had offered Fields his business card and told him to look him up if he was ever in New York City. Well, that was enough for Fields. He packed up his girlfriend, their dog, furniture and moved to Brooklyn, where he now lives. Fields showed up at Stein’s office with music and the rest is history – he was signed to Sire in November 2012.
Extraordinary Light TRACK LISTING:
1. Extraordinary Light
4. Fragile Little Heart
6. Mostly, He Says
8. See You In The Morning Caroline
9. Sleep Through December
10. So Stolen By Your Ghost
Watch the video for “Swede”