Monday night saw the ASCAP Pop Music Awards take place in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles - an industry bash celebrating songwriters. Among the honourees was Lana Del Rey, receiving the ceremony’s Global Impact Award.
As part of this, a(n extra beardy) Father John Misty performed a cover of Lana’s 2012 single ‘Ride’.
“It strikes me as vaguely ironic to give a songwriting award to someone who just seems to effortlessly radiate songs, but I know how hard you work and what you do and I think everybody else does,” said Papa John on the night. “You can take all the crack songwriters and put them in a bunker for a thousand years and they would not come up with ‘I Fucked My Way [up] to the Top’ ever.”
Watch a looooovely, very very high-quality video of his take on ‘Ride’ below.