- Father John Misty Premieres New Music Video for “Leaving LA”
- Back in April, American singer-songwriter Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty released his third album "Pure Comedy" in the UK and Europe.
The album contains 13-track, written by Josh Tillman. From the album, he premiered a new music video for "Leaving LA" a 13-minute folk epic on December 4.
In the video, he performed the song in recording studio with the black-and-white footages. Directed by Grant James.
He released a short film "Pure Comedy: The Film", directed by Grant James & Josh Tillman, in January, some footages of “Leaving LA” were included on the film.
Also, in March, he performed "Total Entertainment Forever" and "Pure Comedy" from the album on Saturday Night Live.
The album reached number 10 on the US Billboard 200.
About the album, he stated;
"Pure Comedy is the story of a species born with a half-formed brain. The species’ only hope for survival, finding itself on a cruel, unpredictable rock surrounded by other species who seem far more adept at this whole thing (and to whom they are delicious), is the reliance on other, slightly older, half-formed brains. This reliance takes on a few different names as their story unfolds, like “love,” “culture,” “family,” etc. Over time, and as their brains prove to be remarkably good at inventing meaning where there is none, the species becomes the purveyor of increasingly bizarre and sophisticated ironies. These ironies are designed to help cope with the species’ loathsome vulnerability and to try and reconcile how disproportionate their imagination is to the monotony of their existence."
- source : Rolling Stone