We haven’t really heard from Ben Folds Five or Fraggle Rock in a while, so how fitting that be band and the puppets would team up in a new music video.
Ben Folds Five just released a new music video for Do It Anyway, and the guys co-star alongside the Jim Henson creations. Also appearing in the video are Anna Kendrick, Rob Corddry, and Chris Hardwick.
The video is a production of Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries. In a press release, he explains how it came together:
“In a meeting with Lisa (Henson, CEO, The Jim Henson Company), she casually said, ‘Next year is the 30th anniversary of Fraggle Rock. Would you want to do anything with the Fraggles?’ ‘WHAT THE (expletive)?? That’s an OPTION?!’ I loudly replied. I think I scared her a little. I knew Ben had a new album releasing in September so I threw his name out. Lisa said ‘that would be amazing’ without hesitation. It was beautifully serendipitous.”
Ben Folds Five’s new album, The Sound of the Life of the Mind, dropped today (September 18th).