Stepping aside to let other voices roar out loud...
Writer Sara Upton introduces us to Curtis Fields, a new and innovative voice on the R&B scene.
Being a music lover in our modern times, it's easy to get swept up in the constant barrage of new artists, songs, EPs, mixtapes, albums...you catch my drift. And to that end, it's also easy to miss out on talented artists who are drifting under your personal radar. Enter Curtis Fields, a rising artist from the South with a knack for R&B and creativity.
See, it's one thing to have the skills, which the guy clearly demonstrates on his single "Opposites Attract" that dropped last summer. It deftly blends funk, rock, and soul, which has led to comparisons to contemporaries including Miguel. Beyond his talents as a songwriter and singer, though, Fields has that creative edge that makes his music all the more intriguing. He showed off that side of his skills at the 2013 BET Awards with an amazing performance of "Opposites Attract" in which he used his iPhone as his guitar. While they may come across as gimmicky to some at first, just watch the man do his thing.
Although he's been relatively quiet music release-wise this year so far, Fields is apparently working on some new material. That's the word according to Instagram posts like this one, wherein he notes that he's been recording with well-known producer J. Rell. For those unfamiliar with that name, Rell has previously worked with the likes of, oh, Jamie Foxx, Curren$y, and members of Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group.
Below, you can watch a clip of Fields performing "The Star-Spangled Banner" (of all songs) on his phone, via his page on Verizon Wireless. Seriously, if this doesn't win you over (like it did me), you may just need to watch it again.
Sara Upton is a newcomer to the online writing scene, though she hopes to share her love of music and writing with others everywhere she can. When she's not writing, you can find her scrolling through music blogs to find her next favorite artist.
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