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Watch Father John Misty Cover His “Favourite Love Song” Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’

Written by Zanda Wilson on April 15, 2016

Father John Misty, aka John Tillman, busted out an awesome if unexpected cover at a gig that went down in Chicago overnight.

The enigmatic performer and music personality, who has in the past live-tweeted a terrible tinder date, and attended a Taylor Swift show on acid, prefaced the song by making an announcement to a lively crowd. “It’s a little sappy, but I would like to play my favourite love-song for you” said Tillman, before busting out the first lyric of Nine Inch Nails‘ track Closer; “You let me violate you..”

The Nine Inch Nails cover was everything you wouldn’t have expected from the folk-singer, as he performed a synth-heavy cover complete with a dirty bassline and some heavily distorted guitar. It was something to behold, and in every way imaginable a performance that only Father John Misty could have pulled off.

Watch: Father John Misty – Closer (Nine Inch Nails Cover) 

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