Some of you may not remember, but the plucky, piano heavy songs of Ben Folds Five
used to be a big thing! Mr. Folds carved out a unique sound for himself, based on his everyman material, Billy Joel finger ticklin' style, and distinct vocal timbre. So for anyone over a certain age, the comeback of Folds and his Five is a welcome surprise. The first song we've got to feast our ears on hit the web today, and despite his age -- and two seasons of hosting a glorified a cappella contest
-- Folds sounds just as youthfully emotional as ever. Two thumbs UP.
This is the title track of the band's new album, yes you guessed it, The Sound of The Life of The Mind
, out September 18 via ImaVeePee Records/Sony.