Lonely Avenue, a collaboration between Ben Folds and English novelist Nick Hornby, is in-stores and available for download today on Nonesuch Records. The album features music and vocals by Folds and lyrics by Hornby, with string arrangements by influential pop string arranger Paul Buckmaster (David Bowie, Elton John, Leonard Cohen). BBC Music notes, “This is an affecting and intelligent record: neither Folds nor Hornby should be shy about suggesting a sequel.” The track “Your Dogs” from Lonely Avenue is featured as the theme song for CBS’ new series $#*! My Dad Says starring William Shatner; the series airs Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. EDT.
“Lonely Avenue is a fantastic album…the melodies soar in time-honoured Folds style, the lyrics are subtle and lovely and deftly done.”—GQ U.K.
The album is available on vinyl, CD, and in a special deluxe edition that includes the CD, four short stories by Hornby, 15 images by acclaimed photographer Joel Meyerowitz, all in a hardbound, 152-page book. When you purchase HERE, orders of all three formats include instant downloads of the album as high-quality, 320-kbps MP3s.