The utterly fabulous piano rock track Ben Folds Five’s ‘Kate‘ showed up on the new episode of This Is Us this week — This Is Us, Season 4, Episode 13, “A Hell of a Week: Part Three“.
The song was played as Kate and Mark are in the car.
And, with lyrics like these:
Everyday she wears the same thing
I think she smokes pot
She’s everything I want, she’s everything I’m not
Oh I have you got nothing to say?
She never gets wet, she smiles and it’s a rainbow
And she speaks and she breathes, I wanna be Kate, Kate, Kate, Kate
it was the perfect track.
Ben Folds Five’s ‘Kate‘ was originally released on the alternative rock trio’s sophomore album Whatever and Ever Amen. It tells the story of a man who is so in love with a woman called Kate, he doesn’t just want to be with her he wants to be her.
That slightly odd storyline also comes with a just as odd shot-in-one-take music video (but also kinda cool). It features the three Ben Folds Five guys curled up in bed together half naked singing.
Listen to Ben Folds Five’s ‘Kate‘ from This Is Us in that music video below. Just be warned it’s addictive.
If you like the music the This Is Us music supervisor chooses for the show, you’ll find more cool tracks on Leo Sigh.