Watch: Father John Misty Covers Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better”

Hip swaying & all

Father John Misty is full of musical surprises. Recently, we’ve seen him appear in Lana Del Rey’s video “Freak,” and now a clip has surfaced of I Love You, Honeybear star covering Rihanna at one of his shows.

He took to the stage on Wednesday night at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California during an encore, unexpectedly covering Rihanna’s “Kiss It Better.”


Father John Misty tour dates:
FRI, Apr 1 Fox Theater (OAK), Oakland, CA
SAT, Apr 2 Fox Theater (OAK), Oakland, CA
TUE, Apr 5 Orpheum (Vancouver), Vancouver, Canada
WED, Apr 6 Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA
FRI, Apr 8 Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
SAT, Apr 9 Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, CO
SUN, Apr 10 Ellie Caulkins Opera House, Denver, CO
TUE, Apr 12 Uptown Theater (MO), Kansas City, MO
THU, Apr 14 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
FRI, Apr 15 Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL
SAT, Apr 16 Northrop Auditorium, Minneapolis, MN
SUN, Apr 17 Foellinger Auditorium, Urbana, IL
WED, Apr 20 Massey Hall, Toronto, Canada
THU, Apr 21 Metropolis, Montreal, Canada
FRI, Apr 22 House of Blues (Boston), Boston, MA
SAT, Apr 23 Fillmore Philadephia, Philadelphia , PA
MON, Apr 25 Lincoln Theater (DC), Washington, DC
TUE, Apr 26 Lincoln Theater (DC), Washington, DC
WED, Apr 27 Fillmore Charlotte, Charlotte, NC
FRI, Apr 29 Tabernacle (GA), Atlanta, GA
SAT, Apr 30 Beacham Theater, Orlando , FL
FRI, Jun 3 Randall’s Island Park, New York City, NY (Governors Ball Music Festival!)
SAT, Jun 4 Free Press Summer Fest, Houston, TX
SUN, Jun 12 Bonnaroo Festival, Manchester, TN
FRI, Jul 22 Wiggins Waterfront Park, Camden, NJ (XPoNential Music Festival!)
SAT, Jul 23 Newport Folk Festival, Newport, RI
SUN, Jul 24 West Riverfront Park, Detroit, MI (Mo Pop Festival! Solo performance)
SAT, Aug 27 FUCK YEAH Fest, Los Angeles, CA
SUN, Aug 28 FUCK YEAH Fest, Los Angeles, CA
THU, Sep 1 Edgefield Amphitheater, Troutdal

(Photo courtesy of Father John Misty via Facebook & Rihanna via Facebook)