These recordings aren't available anywhere else! Also includes notes from Folds about the transcriptions and his performance technique.
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It turns out that yMusic 's participation augments song textures without replacing anything uniquely Folds. His tremendously agile, rhythmic piano playing, also-agile melodies, and occasionally double-tracked, distinctive vocals are all still front and center. The album opens strongly with two memorable and thoughtful pop songs, "Capable of Anything," whose title refers to anything good and anything bad, and the seemingly tender "Not a Fan.
The nerdiest and goofiest piece is easily "FD-A," an ensemble-punctuated music theory lesson in double-entendre.
The piano concerto is approachable and dramatic, a Gershwin-esque , pop-influenced type of classical work. Fans of his songwriting may be surprised at how much it has Ben 's voice without, well, Ben 's voice. The album will very likely be embraced by solo Folds aficionados, though it may not appeal to those who strongly favor the brasher Five. He found his match in yMusic, the inventive New York classical ensemble. On So There , and especially in "Capable Of Anything" and the plaintive ballad "Not A Fan," yMusic doesn't merely accompany Folds, but also elevates the music with vivid instrumental textures and the fluttering interplay that pops up in the spaces between his voice and piano.
Like so much of Folds' songwriting, So There 's songs ruminate on aging, regrets and raw feelings after ending a relationship: "How could I forget you," he asks in the stinging title track, "when there's nothing to forget? Elsewhere, in "FD-A," Folds' wry humor provides a palette-cleansing lift. Archived from the original on October 5, August 1, Debuts Big Atop Billboard , Hot ". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 15, Retrieved March 18, Triple J.
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Not a Fan. So There. Long Way to Go. Yes Man. I'm Not the Man.Jun 15, · The title track on Ben Folds' collaboration album with yMusic, So There. The song seems to be about reminiscing on a relationship from years before that seems to .