Now this is a great idea, and the fact that Ben Folds has a heart and a sense of humor still gives me hope. His new album is a compilation album consisting of his songs performed by college acapella groups, called Ben Folds Presents: University A Capella! (Epic). It might sound like a joke, but Folds insists: “This is not a novelty. I consider this my new record… I’m incredibly proud of this. If this were Ben World, this would be my greatest hits album. I’d rather this be my greatest hits record than someone collecting my masters and slapping on a photo of me leaning against a piano. This is a better way. I’m a songwriter, and these are my songs.”
Ben Folds Presents: University A Capella! will be released on April 28th, and can be pre-ordered through CD Universe.