2016 In Review: Monday Cover: The Suburbs performed by Father John Misty

Father John Misty: The Suburbs (originally by Arcade Fire)

Stripped down to just a acoustic guitar, Father John Misty transforms the original from a jangling nostalgia trip with a ragtime swing into a more introspective folk tale.  The bare bones quality of Father John’s take completely changes the tone of the song, slowing in down to give breath to the lyrics and have you really ponder over the intention of the stroll down memory lane.  As a child of the suburbs I can relate to the fact that the same place or song through a new prism can have different meanings and feelings conveyed.  Growing up in a safe idealistic community only to not only rediscover later that it never was as perfect as perceived but also that the place you once called home might never feel that way again.


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