Latest single from the Emma Jean album gets the full cinematic treatment.
By Blurt Staff
Lee Fields & The Expressions just released the video for “In The Woods” the latest single from album Emma Jean. Directed by Catherine Orchard, the clip was shot in the North Carolina-native’s adopted hometown of Plainfield, NJ, at the annual Fields Barbeque with his family & friends.
Reviewing the album for BLURT, John Schacht wrote, “On these 11 tracks, Fields and his ace band really show off their versatility, this time tilting more toward the singer’s smooth soul roots in Fields’ strongest set of songs yet… The LP’s diversity succeeds because the Expressions consistently find the pocket in any style. No slight to Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley et al., but there isn’t a better pairing of soul singer and soul band going right now.”
Of covering the track, Fields recently told Self-Titled Magazine, “’Out In The Woods’ is a great Leon Russell song. It really depicts how I felt when I was in my late teens and I first got to New York in 1968. That’s the way I felt—like I was out in the woods, man. It was this big, gigantic city, and here I am about 17 years old. Momma begged me not to go, but I went anyway. Once I got off the bus, I saw this gigantic city and I had like 20 dollars in my pocket. It was a total breathtaking sight to look at these big buildings and I didn’t know but one person in New York. So I felt just like that song—out in the woods. That was me.”