Father John Misty Covers Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs'
    • WEDNESDAY, JULY 01, 2015

    • Posted by: Alana Solin

    "The Suburbs" by Arcade Fire has been covered notably several times in the past, but Father John Misty brings out its power with his own style and obvious understanding of the song. The Suburbs already grapples with deep-rooted nostalgia, but this cover submerges itself in the fear, fear of both the past and the future.

    At one point, when singing possibly the most powerful lyrics of the song ("So can you understand/Why I want a daughter while I'm still young/I wanna hold her hand and show her some beauty before the damage is done"), the singer-songwriter almost stops playing his guitar, almost goes entirely still, letting silence fall around his impassioned voice. Father John Misty has shaken loose from this already moving song an impressive, heartbreaking melancholy.

    [Ed. Note: If Father John Misty is going to cover tracks from The Suburbs, is it too much to ask for him to tackle "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)?"]

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