Ben Folds Five have hinted that they may reform to record a new studio album later this year.
In an interview with Spinner, singer Ben Folds suggested that he and his former bandmates Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee would “probably get together” in December to work on new material.
Ben Folds Five released their third and final studio album ‘The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner’ in 1999, but recently recorded three new tracks for the singer’s forthcoming compilation LP ‘The Best Imitation Of Myself: A Retrospective’, which is set for release on October 11.
Folds, who also said that the band had not considered recording together again until asked by the record label Sony, revealed that he had more “radical” ideas he wanted to work on and that the band could soon start work on their first album in over a decade.
We did three things that we could do quickly for the record, and there were all these other ideas that I was bringing in that were really more radical. So I think in December we’ll probably get together to do that as long as I have enough material when I come back in.
In 2008, Ben Folds Five reformed for a one-off gig to raise money for the Operation Smile charity, where they played ‘The Unauthorized Biography Of Reinhold Messner’ in full.