The two performed “I Am a Cuck,” to the melody of Simon & Garfunkel’s “I Am a Rock.” The song makes fun of the way conservatives view liberals as “shill[s] for the Clinton campaign and the left wing mainstream press.” Heidecker and Misty’s version culminates with the declaration, “I am a cuck/ I am a libtard.”
“Don’t talk of Trump, because nothing scares me more,” Heidecker sang later, while Misty chipped in to help with the harmonies. “I really should call him daddy/ He could be the savior and go down in history and save us all from douchebags just like me.”
Misty has frequently discussed the election of President Trump during his interviews to promote his recent Pure Comedy album. In particular, he appears concerned about liberal self-satisfaction in the Trump era. “Things are the way they are because this is how we want them on some level,” Misty told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe. “It can’t be any other way … I was asking myself [after the election], ‘in what ways am I complicit?'”
Wednesday night’s show marked the start of Misty’s short tour in support of Pure Comedy. He will play both weekends of Coachella, followed by eight shows around Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Father John Misty announced an expansive run of North American and international tour dates behind his upcoming LP, ‘Pure Comedy.’ Watch here.