New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based singer/songwriter Kerryn Fields is a bona fide master of the distinctive alt-country/folk and today reveals her new video for the pensively beautiful track, Where I’ve Been.
Taken from her 2021 album ‘Water’, Where I’ve Been is soft, spacious and longing, rippling with Fields distinctive and inimitable vocal tone that distinguishes her from the first note. The song traces Fields at the end of her tether, lost and lonely in a country she doesn’t know, where she is both home and simultaneously in a distant land on her journey.
Fields is accompanied on Where I’ve Been by the lucious string arrangements of Jen Anderson, which would otherwise begracing the records of artists such as Archie Roach, Weddings Parties, Anything, and Alyce Platt, and whose arrangements enrich Field’s soft yet powerful vocal emotive embrace.
The video clip, created by Heaps Stoked Productions from Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula, traces the Victorian coastline of Wadawurrung Country (Great Ocean Road) and Boon Wurrung Country (Rye, Mornington Peninsula), as Fields travels the roads in the yellow Kombi ‘Cynthia’ named after one of the nurses who cared for her as a child – honing circular story of journey and discover.
Fuelled by reverence, integrity and a deep spiritual connection to the human experience, Australian-NZ songwriter Kerryn Fields paints timeless musical portraits that do what others rarely can: bring us home to ourselves.
With multiple awards and nominations to her name (MLT Songwriting Award, Newstead Live Troubadour Foundation Award, 2019; AFMA ContemporaryAlbum of the Year, Music Victoria Folk Act of the Year and Amplify Award finalist, 2021), Fields’ trademark warmth of character, palpable as soon as she enters a room, fuels a creative offering that expands well beyond her command of guitar, voice and audience.
Following a 2007 relocation to Melbourne and 13 years of subsequent touring throughout Australia, New Zealand and Canada, Fields would soon come to realise that something significant was missing. Come 2020, in the midst of a global pandemic, a most extraordinary thing happened: her Country, Aotearoa called Kerryn Fields back home. What followed was an unyielding period of radical self-acceptance - and the album, 2021’s Water, to go with it.
KERRYN FIELDS WILL BE TOURING AUSTRALIA THROUGHOUT 2022
17. SEP The Arcobar, Moorabbin, Heatherton VIC - Boon Wurrung Country
With Khristian Mizzi & Ruth Hazelton
23. SEP Burrinja Cultural Centre, Upwey VIC - Wurundjeri Country
30. SEP The Old Church On The Hill, Quarry Hill VIC - Dja Dja Wurrung Country
With Aíne Tyrrell -
1. OCT Memo Music Hall, St Kilda VIC - Boon Wurrung Country
Supporting Neil Murray
2. OCT The Star Hotel Yackandandah, Yackandandah VIC - Yorta Yorta Country
With Outlaw Pals Matt Joe Gow + Duncan Phillips
7-9. OCT Blue Mountains Music Festival, Katoomba NSW - Ngurra Country
13. OCT The Tea Club Cafe, Nowra NSW - Bomaderry Country
With Liz Frencham
14-16. OCT Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, NSW - Wodi Wodi Country
21-23. OCT Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, NSW - Gumbaynggirr Country
27. OCT Shotkickers, Thornbury VIC - Wurundjeri Country
With Albi & The Wolves *Free Show*
2. NOV The Arcobar, Heatherton VIC – Wurundjeri Country
Supporting Mick Thomas
4-6. NOV Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, VIC - Dja Dja Wurrung Country
9. NOV Ararat Town Hall, Ararrat VIC – Dja Dja Wurrung Country
Supporting Mick Thomas
11. NOV Bennetts Bellarine Winery, Bellarine VIC - Wadawurrung Country
Supporting Mick Thomas (Solo)
13. NOV – Shiraz Republic, Cornella VIC - Dja Dja Wurrung Country
With Gretta Ziller & Brooke Taylor
15. NOV The Labour In Vain, Fitzroy VIC - Wurundjeri Country *Free Show*
25. NOV Lulie Tavern, Abbotsford VIC - Wurundjeri Country * Free Show
27. NOV The Union Hotel, Brunswick VIC - Wurundjeri Country
With Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits (Solo) * *Free Show
2. DEC Moth–Music On The Hill, Mornington Peninsula VIC - Boonwurrung Country