Listen to ‘Phone in the Pool,’ Another New Song From Ben Folds’ Upcoming LP, ‘So There’
As we get closer and closer to the release date of Ben Folds' upcoming album, So There -- which is Sept. 11 via New West, by the way -- he's shared another fabulous new song with us, "Phone in the Pool" -- take it for a spin in the audio player below.
Premiering earlier this week over at the Wall Street Journal, Folds told the paper the title of the song comes from first-hand experience: "I was sick of being tethered to [my phone] and feeling guilty for not answering people while I had been on stage ... Realized that was silly and impulsively tossed it."
The result of Folds' phone chucking? A new song that perfectly represents the "hybrid between pop and chamber music" sound of So There, featuring New York City's yMusic:
Ahead of the record's release date, Folds has announced that pre-orders for So There will begin on Friday, July 17 at 11AM ET at his official website; of particular interest are two deluxe vinyl editions of the LP, including one version limited to 2,000 copies and a "premium" edition that will see a mere 250 pressings. You can grab more details on those two sets -- and other pre-order options -- here.
Folds has several shows scheduled over the next few months, including a few solo dates, a gig with the San Diego Symphony and a run with yMusic. You can grab his full tour itinerary at this location.