“Do It Anyway” (my personal mantra) serves as our first taste of the reunited Five’s work in 13 years. On Facebook, Folds claims that the unmastered track represents the intensity of the rest of the album. Hectic piano chords scatter quickly over the keyboard, giving the feeling of an ol’ Western, while the quick tempo encourages the listener to pick a dancing partner to swing around. Cymbals thrash near the end of the song, and Folds sings and shouts the mantra, ingraining it into memory. It’s inspiring; the song is a call to dance, a call to love, a call to do things out of your comfort zone. Where there are regrets, you should just “do it anyway.”
Ben Folds Five’s new album is expected out in September.
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