Ben Folds is more than a songwriter, he’s a storyteller. Some might even call him a therapist — at the very least, an observer of the times. His latest record What Matters Most reflects on the political turmoil and overall social divide that’s been occurring across the globe. Oftentimes autobiographical and comical, the album follows the songwriting trends we’ve come to expect from Folds.
Watch Ben Folds perform the album’s title track plus “Fragile” and “Kristine From the 7th Grade” as he discusses the real life inspiration behind the songs live at Nashville’s Layman Drug Company.