Father John Misty releases new, highly political song

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Photograph taken by Bruce (Flickr)

By Nadine Schwizer

Father John Misty released a new song this morning via soundcloud.

“Holy Hell” is another politically charged hymn by the American singer/songwriter (also see “Real Love Baby”, “This Is America”, and “Trump’s Pilot”, which he released earlier this year).

Whereas the new song lacks in musical originality and might be considered one of many piano ballads out there, it certainly does not when it comes to its lyrics.

Recognizing that “the future ain’t looking so bright…” and lamenting about the United States’ current political situation at first, Father John Misty ends the song stating “But all my friends, yeah, I’m talking to you. The world won’t end unless we want it to. There’s no one in control. And it’s our life to choose.”

The song thus shows a neat transition from complaining about what recently happened to finally, in the end, reassuring that the current situation does not have to be the very end.

“Holy Hell” is certainly a song worth listening to, even if it’s just for its critical, topical lyrics.

 

 

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