Ben Folds leaked 'fake' album

Singer reveals he purposely put material online

Ben Folds
Ben Folds has revealed he released fake versions of six songs online in order to avoid the leak of his new album

Folds said he recorded the six tracks over eight hours in Dublin, Ireland, and had his friends release the material in a spoof online leak.

However, Folds tells Rolling Stone that he reckons the ‘fake’ material was good enough to have made it onto the actual record, entitled ‘Way To Normal’.

“I may be on crack, but I think if that was half the real record, it’d be good. I think some people hate it because they were told it was a joke. In the end people got free songs and we had something to do on July 11.”

As previously reported, ‘Way To Normal’ was recorded at Folds’ own studio in Nashville, TN and produced by Dennis Herring, who’s previously worked with the likes of Elvis Costello, The Hives and Modest Mouse.

It is due to be released September 30.

--By our New York staff.
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