In case you missed it, which I almost did – everybody’s favorite piano-pop musician Ben Folds has released an album in collaboration with my personal favorite music-loving author, Nick Hornby. If that name sounds familiar, he’s the guy that wrote the book High Fidelity – which was also made into a movie with John Cusack (a movie that’s also notable as the book to film translation that gave birth to Sonic Death Monkey).
If that news hasn’t made you giddy with excitement, to promote the album, called Lonely Avenue, Ben Folds partnered with viral video hotshots Pomplamoose and Charlie McDonnell. Indiemusicdb.com regulars, might know these two since I’ve featured them before for our Video of the Week (here and here). Pomplamoose, a duo, who makes awesome original songs and equally extraordinary covers, gets it on with Ben Folds and Nick Hornby with their song Things You Think. YouTube heartthrob Charlie McDonnell on the other hand, takes a shot at making a music video for a song from the album called Saskia Hamilton. Fangirls wouldn’t be disappointed as there’s a lot of Charlie in it, and he looks damn cute too. Now, I’m just waiting for a Merton / Ben Folds collab…
The Pomplamoose vid and Charlie video are after the jump as well as the official video for From Above, the first single from Ben Folds’ Lonely Avenue .
BEN FOLDS, NICK HORNBY AND POMPLAMOOSE
SASKIA HAMILTON starring CHARLIEISSOCOOLLIKE