On his new album with the chamber group yMusic, the former Ben Folds Five leader blends pop and classical while retaining the qualities that made him famous.
Batiste was joined by the likes of Mavis Staples, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, Ben Folds, members of Beirut and many more.
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The album is a collaboration with NYC classical ensemble, yMusic and also includes Folds’ 20-minute, three-movement piano concerto.
In 1995, rock was filled with self-important bands who took themselves too seriously. Ben Folds, however, has never seen a trend he couldn't completely ignore.
If you only listen to five new songs today, it should probably be these.
As we get closer and closer to the release date of Ben Folds' upcoming album, he's shared another fabulous new song with us, "Phone in the Pool."
It's an amazing moment when an artist's talent catches up with their ambition and that's certainly the case with the musicians in this week's Mandatory Music.
Folds' upcoming album will feature eight chamber pop songs arranged and recorded with New York City’s yMusic Ensemble and a 21-minute piano concerto.
As we recently told you, Ben Folds is preparing to release a new album this spring -- and he also hinted at upcoming tour dates.