Father John Misty Talks About His Cover of Arcade Fire’s ‘The Suburbs’
Earlier this week, Father John Misty performed a fantastic acoustic cover of Arcade Fire's "The Suburbs" for CBC Music, and today (July 3), in a video interview with NME, he discusses how the performance came to be, saying that most of the time, these types of covers aren't his idea.
Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) said that his management highly recommended he perform a cover for CBC, and that it had to be by a Canadian artist. After his suggestions of Neil Young and Leonard Cohen were shut down, he settled on a song by Arcade Fire, which features his friend Win Butler.
"On the Internet, it gets spun into, like, I just f---ing love doing these covers, I've got so many under my belt. [As if] I just love whipping them out at a moment's notice, and regaling the Internet with reappropriated music... but I do love that song," he said.
Watch the rest of the interview below, as well as the cover itself.