June 13, 2020 — Ben Folds releases “2020”

Ben Folds’ song “2020”, was released in episode 12 of his weekly livestream “Saturday Apartment Requests” on June 13, 2020. It begins by reflecting on how much simpler life seemed on New Year’s Eve as 2019 slipped into 2020, and goes to provide an excellent summation of the sheer craziness and awfulness of the year 2020, and how many aspects of it hearkened back to earlier historical events, such as the global Influenza Pandemic that began in 1918, the Great Depression of the 1930’s, and the violence and racism that the Civil Rights Movement fought against throughout the 1960’s.

It is not a cheerful song.

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2020 — Ben Folds

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