Video: Ben Folds's "Working Day" A Cappella Video Premieres on Huffington Post As Folds Launches US Tour
The video for Ben Folds's song "Working Day," off his 2010 Nonesuch debut album, Lonely Avenue, featuring lyrics by novelist Nick Hornby, has premiered on the Huffington Post, whose Mike Ragogna also spoke with Folds in an interview about the album. The video, produced by Ryan Lerman, showcases seven audiences recorded during Folds's January tour across the US Midwest. Each audience—in St. Louis and Fulton, Missouri; Athens, Ohio; Champaign, Illinois; Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Minneapolis, Minnesota—was given specific parts and conducted to a click track. The arrangement was later weaved together to create a 14,000 voice choir seen and heard on the video performing the song in its entirety. Watch the magic unfold below.
To pick up a copy of Lonely Avenue on CD, vinyl, and in a deluxe edition with four short stories by Hornby and 15 images by acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz, all in a hardbound, 152-page book, head to the Nonesuch Store, where orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.
Folds launches his US summer tour tomorrow night at Cain's Ballroom in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a date rescheduled from the earlier tour due to dangerous weather conditions. All of the currently scheduled dates are listed below. For more information and ticket links, go to nonesuch.com/on-tour. To read the Huffington Post interview, go to huffingtonpost.com.