In February, singer-songwriter Paul Field AM announced his debut solo album Love Songs For Lonely People. The announcement came alongside the release of the first single Valentine’s Day featuring Kasey Chambers.
This Easter weekend, Paul is releasing the second single You Ain’t Going Nowhere, a cover of the Bob Dylan track, with none other than Australian rock icon – Jimmy Barnes!
On working with long-time friend Jimmy Barnes, Paul says: “During the pandemic, like a good friend does, Jimmy Barnes would ask how I was doing and what was happening. I said that I had started to record songs with the help of my long-time muso mates and friends such as Kasey Chambers. He encouraged me to keep creating and to do a whole album of material. I then asked Jimmy if he would like to sing with me as well and he said yeah! Within a minute we had decided to do a favourite Bob Dylan song together, “You Ain’t Going Nowhere”
On working with Paul, Jimmy said: “Paul Field is one of the great guys of the music industry. We’ve been mates for a long time and love all the same music. I was really thrilled to get the chance to sing on his record”.
The album marks the former singer for The Cockroaches first-ever solo album and is due for release Friday, June 4. Love Songs For Lonely People is a combination of new originals and covers of songs special to him.
“Some of these songs I’ve been singing since I was a teenager. The common element with all of these songs is that I love them, and it was always a desire to record them one day” says Paul.
Featured on the album are friends Jimmy Barnes, Kasey Chambers, Ria Pirelli, Chris E Thomas and Elly-May Barnes. Featured on all tracks playing the guitar is Bill Chambers. The majority of Love Songs For Lonely People was recorded at Jimmy Barnes own studio in Sydney and is co-produced by Paul’s brother John, who wrote and co-wrote some of the biggest hits for The Cockroaches and The Wiggles and co-wrote This Way to Love and Happiness & Alison (You’re The One).