Pasadena’s Alicia Witt randomly met Ben Folds in Nashville about a year ago, and when writer-director Will Slocombe brought a screener of the film to Witt’s house, he was met by the surprise addition of the Ben Folds Five musician.
Witt has played the piano her whole life and has seriously devoted the last five years to being a singer-songwriter. Folds and she had collaborated before, and after viewing the film, they decided they’d like to cut the closing track, “Theme from Pasadena (Home.)”
“I think Ben is the best of the best,” says Witt. “It was a joy to write and sing that with him.”
The music video will be released Monday.