Father John Misty season is upon us. We’ve heard three singles from his forthcoming album God’s Favorite Customer and now we’re treated to a surprise Lana Del Rey cover. Last night he performed an acoustic version of her brooding “Ride” at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills, before presenting her with a Global Impact award.
FJM’s stripped-down cover reimagines the cinematic song, and hearing Josh Tillman sing, “You can be my full time daddy” feels oddly appropriate. Misty previously starred in Lana’s “Freak” video.
Watch Father John Misty’s performance and Lana Del Rey’s acceptance speech below.
Revisit our Sounding Board essay on the Los Angeles of Father John Misty and Lana Del Rey here.