“Heart Shaped Box” by Father John Misty // SXMU Sessions (2015)
Josh Tillman (Father John Misty) made a stop by the Sirius XMU studio this past week to support his excellent new album, I Love You, Honeybear. While there, he broke out a stripped down cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box”. It’s a pretty incredible take on the classic, if only for Tillman’s restraint in performing it, which feels like he’s constantly on the verge of exploding at the chorus - like the original. It’s that same restraint that gives this rendition of a sort of pained intimacy, which in turn makes all the difference in the world.