Frazey Ford Unveils Video For "September Fields" Featuring Hi Rhythm Section

Frazey Ford has premiered a new video for single “September Fields” from her latest solo album, the critically acclaimed Indian Ocean. The video, which premiered on The Wall Street Journal (here), features a special look inside the album’s recording at Memphis’s historic Royal Studios with the iconic Hi Rhythm Section (Charles Hodges, Leroy Hodges and the late Teenie Hodges).

The “September Fields” video was shot by filmmaker Robert Gordon (PBS's "Can’t Be Satisfied: The Life And Times Of Muddy Waters"), who is responsible for connecting Frazey with the Hi Rhythm Section; after learning of her music while working on a documentary on Memphis soul, he invited her to Royal Studios to record. Frazey is the beneficiary of the Hi Rhythm Section’s almighty talents, the trio accentuating her sensual and opulent vocals with deep-bottomed bass, subtle backbeats, and airy flights of organ.

Of working with the Hi Rhtyhm section, Frazey tells the WSJ, “I’ve sat up late many nights marveling at the intense subtlety and beauty of what they created. The way they interact, with such emotion, rhythm and sensitivity. I never tire of those albums. The feel is timeless.”

Additionally, “September Fields” is the Starbucks Pick Of The Week starting today (Nov 11), allowing users of the Starbucks app for iPhone to access a free download of the song.

Critical Quotes On Indian Ocean
“An album that transcends its influence..she stands centre of this LP like a quiet testifying force.” — Mojo (4 Stars)

“Frazey Ford takes an unexpected turn on her forthcoming album...The result is gorgeous.” — KCRW “Today’s Top Tune”

"Ford's second solo album comes marinated in the soul tradition inherent to its birthplace, and seasoned liberally by the influence of her legendary backing band… Her pronunciation seems clearer, her voice seems more confident, her band seems brighter and louder, and her lyrics seem sharper at every corner. " — NPR First Listen

“Cradled lovingly in the keyboard swell of Charles Hodges, the lazy basslines of Leroy Hodges and the sublime interjections of Teenie Hodges’s guitar, Ford delivers her masterpiece.” — The Sunday Times Culture “Album of the Week” (UK)

"With subtle vibrato and pulsing emotion, Ford's velvety vocals take center stage in 'September Fields’...the electric organ in the track transforms her normally aching lullaby into something funkier and full of sunshine." — Mother Jones

“[Indian Ocean] fuses patiently simmering Southern soul grooves with uncommonly intelligent songwriting.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

"Indian Ocean grooves so smoothly, with the Hi Rhythm Section holding down some of the finest support you'll hear this year." — No Depression

“[Frazey] sounds like a women liberated…her understated yet distinctive croon she still reaches new striking emotional heights” — Uncut

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