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Father John Misty Is Not Impressed That His Song Was Covered on “The Voice”

"Why God Why" Was His Simple Response to Aaron Gibson's Cover of "Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings"

Nov 15, 2016 Father John Misty Photography by Pal Hansen (for Under the Radar Bookmark and Share

Reality TV singing competition shows rarely feature contestants performing original songs and almost as rarely include them singing indie rock songs, but last night on The Voice contestant Aaron Gibson, who is on Miley Cyrus’ team, covered Father John Misty‘s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,” from his 2012 album Fear Fun. Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) was not impressed. In a simple Facebook post that he’s since deleted he wrote “why God why” and included a link to the performance. Check out the deleted post below via Pitchfork, followed by the video and Father John Misty’s original song.

Father John Misty’s excellent February 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear, was Under the Radar’s #1 album of 2015. Consequently, Father John Misty was on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue and you can read that cover story article here. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Father John Misty and our earlier 2015 bonus Q&A with Tillman (also read our 2012 interview with him).


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