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.
Introspective from day one, Ben Fields is far from the typical modern recording artist. Representing a stylistic homogeny of Harry Nilsson, The Beatles, Curtis Mayfield, and Lowell George, Fields brings the introspective songwriting pioneered by artists like Van Morrison back into the mainstream. The singer/songwriter has long-standing artistic roots in music, radio and film. Along with 4 years of education in music composition, Fields' creative history includes a celebrated voiceover and acting career, and a successful on-air radio run in Australia that earned him a nomination for an ACRA award.
Fans can purchase Extraordinary Light at iTunes, Amazon and other digital retailers on June 17, 2014. The album is available for pre-order beginning today at https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/extraordinary-light/id875683087.
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
Be sure to pick up ANONYMOUS, the novel that Publishers Weekly hailed as a "well-crafted piece of experimental, voyeuristic fiction..." and "a winning jumble of the gritty, the raw, and the grotesque" at http://www.tanamor.com/p/anonymous.html.