Our favorite Aussie singer-songwriter has an all-star lineup in the works for his upcoming mixtape project. According to MTV, Ben Lee has recruited quite an ensemble of musicians to help sing on what is simply titled A Mix Tape. Kylie Minogue, Eels, Gomez, Ash, Ben Folds and even actress Zoey Deschanel are all signed up to appear on the upcoming release.
Deschanel told MTV: “I ran into Ben at a coffeehouse, and he was like, 'Oh, do you want to sing on my mixtape?' And then he went and wrote a song in a style that he thought I would write a song." The result of that conversation became a song called “You’re The Reason”, featuring the actress on piano.
During the songwriting process, Lee said that he would write songs for other people’s voices or that just weren’t “Ben Lee songs”. He said: “I'd wake up with some crazy idea, like, 'I want Alanis Morissette to sing this song,' That wasn't going to happen, and then it was like, 'OK, well, what about Bob Mould? What about Har Mar Superstar?' So that's the concept."