Father John Misty Covers Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better” Live

Today saw Rihanna releasing the sensual, seductive video for recent single Kiss It Better, off her wonderful new album ANTI. In particularly relevant news, folk’s funny man Father John Misty has performed his own version of the supple pop number live on stage.

While Father John Misty, real name Josh Tillman, already brought his I Love You, Honeybear tour to Australia last year, the 2016 US leg kicked off last night in Santa Ana, California.

To celebrate the momentous occasion (or more likely, just for shits ‘n giggles,) he delivered a soulful, and honestly quite lovely version of the Rihanna track. Rich and guitar-laden, it’s a legitimately cool reimagining of the song – but you can’t help but laugh, considering it’s a bearded folk singer crooning, “Boy you know that you always do it right / Man, fuck your pride / Just take it on back, boy take it on back boy / Take it back all night… Mmm, do what you gotta do, keep me up all night”

Father John Misty is no stranger to comedy antics. Earlier this year, he released a hilarious series of fake advertisements for streaming service Pandora, and his Instagram account has become a source of LOLs for thousands of fans. Most recently, he live tweeted a really bad Tinder date that he was observing at a bar.

Read our review of Rihanna’s ANTI

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