Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Ben Folds + Nick Hornby = Collaboration Heaven

Ben Folds, Nick Hornby, Pomplamoose: "Things You Think" [cover]
What happens when you take one of my favorite singer/songwriters Ben Folds and put him in a room with one of my favorite authors Nick Hornby (High Fidelity) and have them collaborate on an album??? You get Folds/Hornby's newly released EP called Lonely Island. A collaboration in every sense of the word the album is full of tracks that are split between the two. Folds writes and produces all of the music and Hornby writes all of the lyrics, its a beautiful idea from two great creative minds. 

The first track off this album is called "Things You Think" and it uses another collaboration with the YouTube sensations Pomplamoose (who are famous for making videos where they show music videos broken down into instrument showing basically "every sound used to record the music, if you can hear it you can see it"). They join with Folds/Hornby to make a groundbreaking new music video. 

Check it out below. My favorite part is the way that Hornby delivers the lyrics. Simple yet haunting.

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