JPR Live Session: Ben Folds

Sep 14, 2015

Ben Folds has had a brilliant career that includes multiple studio albums, a pair documenting his renowned live performances, a remix collection, music for film and TV, an all a capella record, as well as collaborations with artists spanning Sara Bareilles and Amanda Palmer to Nick Hornby and William Shatner.

His newest album, So There, features a large-scale piano concert Folds suggests is not all that dissimilar from his previous work, noting a direct path from Ben Folds Five's 1999 milestone, The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner"I don't know how to brag about this record because I'm not really accustomed to that," says Ben Folds. "Maybe I should just say 'this is one of the best records I've made' and leave it at that." Produced by Folds with yMusic's Rob Moose and CJ Camerieri, the album flourishes in the overlap between the pop and classical worlds, showcasing new pop songs written, arranged, and recorded by Folds & yMusic.