Hear Father John Misty’s Tongue-in-Cheek ‘Generic Pop Songs’
Singer and Lady Gaga songwriter winks at formulaic Top 40 singles with three new tracks
Father John Misty, who has dabbled as a songwriter for hit makers like Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, posted a trio of numbered tracks with the title “Generic Pop Song” on his SoundCloud Sunday. None of the three songs appear on Father John Misty’s forthcoming LP Pure Comedy.
As the song titles suggest, the tracks are not meant to be taken too seriously; instead they showcase how formulaic radio singles can be. “Generic Pop Song #3” is perhaps the most winking of the pop-taunting trio of tracks, opening with the so-called “millennial whoop” that dominates the Hot 100 singles.