father john misty on the voice

Someone covered Father John Misty on The Voice and his head exploded

Father John Misty: "why God why"

- Nov 15, 2016

On Monday's episode of The Voice, contestant Aaron Gibson, one of coach Miley Cyrus' team members, performed "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings" off Father John Misty's debut album Fear Fun.

Gibson did great, affecting both heartland soul AND blue collar gruff overtop FJM's "narced-up, dead-eyed original" (my mom's words). He will not go home this week — if that's how the show works — and this will surely send the track up iTunes charts and into the playlists and hearts of mainstream America.

The Voice 2016 Aaron Gibson - Top 12: "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

For Father John Misty, this must be what the deepest circle of hell looks like. Or at least that's what he'd want you to think.

Ever-ready to assert his status as the most outside, reluctant, and protesting insider (then, retract it), FJM posted the clip with the caption "why God why" on Facebook. Then, he deleted it.

Father John Misty The Voice facebook

Despite the public show of dissent, he will of course benefit from the performance (as he should being the song's creator and, I would assume, rights holder); the same way he's elsewhere criticized the product of the pop manufactory while also helping directly in its manufacture as a songwriter.

Call it Father John's Paradox.

Father John Misty - Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings [OFFICIAL VIDEO]

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