Ben Folds Five Reunites for New Album, Announces Spring Release

Ben Folds Five Studio New Album - H 2012

Ben Folds Five Studio New Album - H 2012

The trio’s frontman spilled the news via Twitter, sharing a photo from the studio with fans.

Ben Folds Five is back in the studio.

The singer and pianist announced on Twitter that he and bandmates Robert Sledge and Darren Jessee are currently working on a fourth Ben Folds Five album, and that fans can expect a spring release.

“It’s happening fo sho – Day 1 in studio with Robert and Darren through March,” the musician wrote, adding the hashtag: #NewBenFoldsFiveRecord.

The album will be the group’s first since 1999’s The Unauthorized Biography of Reinhold Messner, their third studio album. Shortly following its release, the trio announced a split in 2000. Following the band’s breakup, Folds pursued a solo career including several releases -- perhaps most notably, 2001’s Rockin’ the Suburbs. In 2010, Folds released a collaborative album with English novelist Nick Hornby titled Lonely Avenue.

Details regarding Ben Folds Five’s next album are still sparse, but are expected to be forthcoming via the singer’s Twitter page.