By Ian Bremner
No one is bigger than Taylor Swift, so when Ryan Adams decided to cover her entire monstersmash album 1989 in the style of The Smiths, people were mostly intrigued and thought, “ok, lets see what this is all about.”
Never one to hold his tongue, Father John Misty had to get in on the thought ring. Today, he released 2 songs (maybe more to come?) from his “ongoing reinterpretation of the classic Ryan Adams album, 1989”
It turns out, Father John Misty is singing in the style of Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground, covering Ryan Adams singing in the style of the Smiths, covering Taylor Swift. Good god.
Maybe there’s a larger point being made about the absurdity of the whole thing, and it’s possible he is just having fun, regardless, it IS really damn fun.
FATHER LOU ADAMS, 1989
[Statement from Father John Misty as to why he took the tracks off soundcloud]
Ps. new video for The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apartment