Published Jul 09, 2008Ben Folds is one special dude. He's collaborated with William Shatner and "Weird Al Yankovic. He formed a band with Ben Lee and Ben Kweller called the Bens. He used to regularly play basketball with Beck and Elliott Smith. And he's written yukster piano jams like "Rocking the Suburbs and "Song For the Dumped alongside truly serious and poignant songs like "Brick. It seems like everything he does is notable.
Such is the case with Way To Normal, his first LP since 2005s Songs for Silverman. The record is produced by Dennis Herring (Modest Mouse, Elvis Costello) and promises a duet with Regina Spektor on "You Dont Know Me, an experimental jam that involves Altoids called "Free Coffee and his typically irreverent songwriting with tracks like "Bitch Went Nuts.
"If you ask loads of women what went wrong in a relationship, theyre going to give you a variety of answers, Folds said, explaining his colourfully titled new song to Paste Magazine. "But you ask men, especially at a bar somewhere, and theyre gonna go, Uh, bitch went nuts!
Way To Normal will be out on September 16.
"Bitch Went Nuts live in Ann Arbor, MI