By Kate Torgovnick
Ben Folds Five is close to releasing their first album in more than a decade. And band leader Ben Folds assures Rolling Stone that it is a “really good record.”
“We have something that you couldn’t imitate or repeat,” said Folds when asked about the impetus to reunite. “That’s what a great jazz band or an old-school rock band is all about – the sound being just in the chemistry and in your hands. It’s not about anything else, really. It’s just what happens. If we all played together on pots and pans on the floor it would have that same affect.”
The band is currently on tour with Kate Miller-Heidke, the Australian singer-songwriter in the awesome video above. And this has me wondering: could this be the Kate that Ben Folds sang about in the classic song “Kate.” Sample lyric: “And you can see the daisies in her footsteps / Dandelions, butterflies / I wanna be Kate.”
While it could be, it’s probably not. But hey, it’s great opportunity for a duet in my opinion.