Father John Misty In Concert - Austin, TX

Despite its modern sheen, much of Josh Tillman’s exultant lounge-ready folk-rock as Father John Misty sounds like it could have been conceived and recorded in 1971. So of course when he covers Cat Stevens’ “Trouble,” he completely owns it. The original song was used in Hal Ashby’s 1971 film Harold & Maude, which is why Tillman tackled it for the soundtrack to the new documentary Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story. Download the Father John Misty version below, where you can also hear Stevens’ original.

(via Aquarium Drunkard)

Read more about Once I Was: The Hal Ashby Story at its official website, where you can also download a 72-minute mixtape of Ashby-related music as a single MP3.

[Photo by Rick Kern/WireImage.]

Comments (4)
  1. A little too much reverb, but otherwise true to form. Can’t beat the original though.

  2. It’s enjoyable but Elliott Smith’s heartbreaking cover is superior.

  3. Mindlessly pressed the YouTube and switched tabs. A minute into it I was like, this is exactly like the original what is he doing

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