Ben Fields Signs to Sire
Thu, 15 May 2014 13:29:50
Welcome, Ben Fields, not Ben Folds!
Sire Records has announced the signing of new artist, and John Lennon Songwriter Award recipient, Ben Fields, occasionally known as Bennerfields.
Fields is set to release his debut album, Extraordinary Light, on June 17.
The single is "Swede," a highly-praised song that sparked Fields' achievement of the John Lennon Songwriting Award.
The album is a product of Fields' meticulous craftsmanship, 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.
Dreams DO come true! Ben Fields is proof.
The album is out June 17.
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" below.
And here's the video for "Worry":
Are you feeling Ben Fields?