Singer Victor Fields Unveils ‘Let Me Be Good To You’ Peek from New Album ‘The Lou Rawls Project’ [Video]
Victor Fields has released a sneak peek of his new single “Let Me Be Good To You” from his upcoming release The Lou Rawls Project.
The Oakland blues, jazz, R&B and pop artist is releasing the album — his fifth — later this month.
“My intent is to capture the essence of Lou Rawls, not copy him. There’s only one Lou Rawls,” Fields said. “I wanted it to feel like each song was being recorded for the very first time for today’s audience.”
Rawls once called Fields “the man with the golden voice,” Fields said.
“Our encounter was brief, but his presence that night (in Oakland) and those words he uttered inspired me to change my life, to fulfill a dream.”
Fields’ four albums have all been released on his label Regina Records, and have featured Chris Botti, Gerald Albright, Kashif, Chris Camozzi, Richard Elliot, Rick Braun, Nelson Braxton and Jeff Lorber. His release 52nd Street reached No. 12 on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Chart.
“He is a special artist with a voice so pure and real,” said Chris Camozzi, a producer and featured artist on The Lou Rawls Project, of Fields. “I consider (him) one of the great smooth soul singers of all time.”