Reunited Ben Folds Five Dish On Making New Album
Twelve long years have passed since Ben Folds Five decided to call it a day. While there have been one-off shows and various collaborations among band members during that time, it wasn’t until earlier this year that the Chapel Hill, N.C. group officially reunited. They are currently working on a new album and took time recently to give some details on it.
Ben Folds Five sat down with Rolling Stone during Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tenn. to talk about their upcoming fifth studio album. The band chose to reach out to their fans for financial support in making the record through PledgeMusic.
“The music business is so unpredictable now,” elaborated frontman Ben Folds. “For some people, it’s an opportunity to experiment. For us, it’s just you can find something that suits your process for that moment. And what suited our process for the moment was just to be able to go into the studio without a lot of expectations and without a budget and without really thinking about what we were doing.”
Folds went on to say that bands shouldn’t have a tight structured process of making a new album, regardless of how long they’ve been in the music industry. ”I think when you’re making music, you should always come into it with a little sense of naivity and what the f— are you doing-ness,” he says.
Watch the entire interview below, and let us know if you plan on spotting Ben Folds Five some cash.
Watch Ben Folds Five’s Rolling Stone Interview at Bonnaroo