Promises of times past

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
Fields will show off new singles “promises” on Sunday at the Beerfarm
Camera IconFields will show off new singles “promises” on Sunday at the Beerfarm

Perth-based Irish singer- songwriter Fields will play a three-hour set at the Beerfarm on Sunday from 3pm celebrating her latest single, Promises.

The full-time musician earned her stripes fronting sweaty, touring rock bands but is at her most intense performing alone with an acoustic guitar or piano.

The stripped-back Promises tells a tale of unrequited love and comes from her upcoming EP, Gracefield Avenue, the name of the street she grew up on in Dublin, and provides nostalgic and melancholy songs of the freedom of youth.

“I wanted to bring people back to memories of their youth and remind them of the time of their lives,” Fields said.

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The earthy and infectious personality of Fields is ever- present, while her Celtic-infused energetic music is reminiscent of folksy foot-stomping bar songs in the Irish countryside fused with emotion-fuelled rock ballads.

Fields has now spent eight years in Australia and said she could never see herself returning to live in Ireland.

“I loved growing up in Ireland, I borrowed from everybody’s music tastes, singing in school competitions and musicals — I realised if I wasn’t singing, I was miserable,” she said.

Her loyal fan base is growing thanks to her poetic, dreamy lyrics, having played at Nannup Music Festival last weekend and last year touring Europe to critical acclaim.

“Expect some Dean Lewis and Sinead O’Connor covers on Sunday with more recording and touring on the way,” Fields said.

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