Father John Misty to cover Leonard Cohen on new EP Anthem +3

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Father John Misty to cover Leonard Cohen on new EP Anthem +3

Post by Born With The Gift Of A G » Thu Jul 02, 2020 9:12 pm

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Re: Father John Misty to cover Leonard Cohen on new EP Anthem +3

Post by ScottM » Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:26 pm

Thanks for sharing.

I think that most of us here appreciate that other artists are influenced by Leonard and are trying to pay homage to him with their interpretations of his songs, however we've all come across some horrendous covers. While he doesn't fall into this category, I've heard a bit of FJM in the past and am a bit on the fence as regards his music.

I wasn't particularly impressed with his version of "Bird on the Wire" a few years backed. Seemed to be straining a bit and didn't do it justice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2fKAzE ... sA&index=1

Similarly with this version of "One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong" which I seem to remember hearing some time before this specific release, seems to be a bit of a stretch for him.

However his version of "Anthem" is more restrained and reverential and I actually quite enjoyed it.

In the end he is a fan who appreciates Leonard, and this endeavour is for a good cause, so I cant really criticise him for effort....but I'm still on the fence.
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