***** ▒ Juweeltje uit ½ januari 2017 van de 35 jarige Amerikaanse zanger, gitarist, drummer en songschrijver: "Joshua Michael Tillman", alias: "Father John Misty" !!! Voorloper van zijn nieuwe studioalbum: "Pure Comedy", dat officieel voor 7 april 2017 gepland staat ☺!!!
***** Father John Misty habitually gives off a pretentious vibe that's both completely played straight in this song, but also completely isn't. What I mean is that this song completely plays into his persona, but it's surprisingly down to earth. That's partially helped by its composition which is very simple and pleasant, complete with a cathartic climax on the bridge. With more general lyrics, it could sound like a hit song.
The lyrics are where the song really shines though. Every time I listen to this song, it warrants a dumb grin out of me because it does well to subvert conventions by laser focusing on a certain sub-group of people that really connects to me. What could be a song about existential dread...well I mean it is that, but what could be as gloomy as that implies, avoids it because of how light-hearted it is. The idea of someone on the verge of death and still habitually refreshing their news feed just cracks me up.