Father John Misty covers Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer’

"It's a little sappy," he jokes with Chicago audience

Father John Misty covered ‘Closer’ by Nine Inch Nails at a gig in Chicago last night (April 14).

Currently on tour in the US, Misty has already covered Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ when he stopped off in California, and added to his repertoire with a take on Trent Reznor’s 1994 track.

Joking with fans at the Riveria Theatre, the singer said he wanted to perform his “favourite love song” but warned them that it’s a little “sappy”. The song famously includes lyrics such as “I want to fuck you like an animal.”


Father John Misty has regularly covered other artists during gigs, performing songs by acts including John Lennon and Arcade Fire in the past. He also spoofed Ryan Adam’s take on Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ by covering songs from the album in the style of the Velvet Underground.

Check out his take on ‘Closer’ below:

Father John Misty released latest album ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ in 2015. He tours the UK in May with the headline shows starting at Leeds O2 Academy on May 11.

He will also play dates in Glasgow, Manchester, Gateshead, Nottingham, Bristol and three nights in London before the run of gigs ends in Southampton at O2 Guildhall on May 21.

Father John Misty will play:


Leeds, O2 Academy (May 11)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (May 12)
Manchester, Albert Hall (May 13)
Gateshead, The Sage (May 14)
Nottingham, Rock City (May 15)
Bristol, Colston Hall (May 17)
London, Roundhouse (May 18-20)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (May 21)