UPDATE: Father John Misty’s covers of Ryan Adams’ covers of Taylor Swift’s 1989 were pulled offline hours after appearing on SoundCloud. A rep for Father John Misty was not immediately available for comment.
EARLIER: Taylor Swift’s 1989 lived for about a year before Ryan Adams put his own, incredible spin on it. But his version has breathed for less than a day before Father John Misty chimed in.
The singer-songwriter released a cover of Ryan Adams’ version of “Blank Space” on Monday afternoon, as a tongue-in-cheek endeavor, further indicated by his announcement.
Akin to Adams, who proclaimed he underwent a Smiths-like aesthetic, Misty explicitly drew on The Velvet Underground and Lou Reed — the album art parodies the iconic album of The Velvet Underground & Nico drawn by Andy Warhol. He even sets the track to the melody of Velvet Underground’s 1967 hit “I’m Waiting For The Man.” Listen below.
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How far can this go? How far will this go? We’re pulling for Bon Iver’s take via Robert Johnson pastiche.