Father John Misty Takes Aim at the Internet, Media, Pop Culture, and More on ‘The Memo’

INDIO, CA - APRIL 11: Singer-songwriter Father John Misty performs onstage during day 2 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 11, 2015 in Indio, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Father John Misty’s just uploaded a new song to Soundcloud, and no, sadly, it’s not another cover of Ryan Adams covering Taylor Swift’s 1989. This one’s called “The Memo,” and it’s a scathing, incisive lashing out at media and modern pop culture, surely in response to the way FJM covering said chain of covers was written about across the Internet:

I’m gonna steal some bedsheets / From an amputee / I’m gonna mount em on a canvas / In the middle of the gallery / I’m gonna tell everybody it was painted by a chimpanzee / But just between you me / Here at the cultural low water mark / If it’s fraud or art / They’ll pay you to believe

It’s all pretty much like that but, in typical Josh Tillman fashion, it’s also a gorgeous, lo-fi track that’s worth its weight in sardonic gold. It’s below:

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