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    Video: Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's "Saskia Hamilton" Video by UK Internet Sensation Charlie McDonnell

    "Saskia Hamilton," from Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's new album, Lonely Avenue, sings the praises of the America poet and her melodic name. Young UK YouTube sensation Charlie McDonnell offers his own video, recorded in his bedroom, and looks to be having as much fun lip syncing her name as Folds does singing it. You can see for yourself below.

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    Time's Claire Suddath spoke with Folds and Hornby about the project and tracks "the beauty of Lonely Avenue," back to the special pairing of the English novelist with the American singer-songwriter.

    "Each track is a story," Suddath writes, "often told in the first person about what it's like to be a 9-year-old girl, a washed-up rock star or the world's most famous hockey-playing teen dad. And in every story, there's something relatable. In fact, the album almost comes across as a short-story collection put to music. Perhaps this is the benefit of asking a novelist to co-write the songs."

    Read the article at time.com.

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    Watch McDonnell's video for "Saskia Hamilton" here:

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Video: Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's "Saskia Hamilton" Video by UK Internet Sensation Charlie McDonnell

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UK internet sensation Charlie McDonnell offers a video of Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's song, "Saskia Hamilton" from the album Lonely Avenue. Time Magazine spoke with Folds and Hornby about the project and tracks "the beauty of Lonely Avenue," back to the special pairing of the English novelist with the American singer-songwriter.

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"Saskia Hamilton," from Ben Folds and Nick Hornby's new album, Lonely Avenue, sings the praises of the America poet and her melodic name. Young UK YouTube sensation Charlie McDonnell offers his own video, recorded in his bedroom, and looks to be having as much fun lip syncing her name as Folds does singing it. You can see for yourself below.

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Time's Claire Suddath spoke with Folds and Hornby about the project and tracks "the beauty of Lonely Avenue," back to the special pairing of the English novelist with the American singer-songwriter.

"Each track is a story," Suddath writes, "often told in the first person about what it's like to be a 9-year-old girl, a washed-up rock star or the world's most famous hockey-playing teen dad. And in every story, there's something relatable. In fact, the album almost comes across as a short-story collection put to music. Perhaps this is the benefit of asking a novelist to co-write the songs."

Read the article at time.com.

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Watch McDonnell's video for "Saskia Hamilton" here:

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