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Watch Parker Millsap’s Impassioned ‘The Very Last Day’ on ‘Conan’

Oklahoma native gives a scorching rendition of apocalyptic title track from his latest album

For his late-night television debut, Parker Millsap performed the title track to his latest album The Very Last Day on Conan Thursday night.

Despite being backed by just a sparse three-piece backing band, the 23-year-old singer-songwriter ran through a scorching, impassioned version of his biblical end-times tune on electric guitar with rollicking accompaniment from fiddle player Daniel Foulks. “Ain’t no sweet chariot going to come/For to carry everybody home,” Millsap sings during the song’s apocalyptic bridge, adding “No, instead it’s gonna be a bomb.” Millsap shows off some impressive vocal acrobatics, switching from his earthy rasp to falsetto before ending in a near a capella croon as he sings the final refrain.

“Some people will take my songs as being autobiographical,” Millsap, who grew up listening to singer-songwriters like John Prine and Lyle Lovett, told Rolling Stone earlier this year. “I also think that some people get it as being storytelling. I have always been a big fan of the storytelling tradition.”

With his latest record already nominated for the Americana Awards’ Album of the Year, the Oklahoma singer-songwriter is currently enjoying the biggest year of his career. Millsap’s North American Summer tour runs through the end of August.


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