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Watch Father John Misty Perform His Supposedly Rejected “A Star Is Born” Song

“Now imagine I’m a time traveling Bradley Cooper.”

Jun 17, 2019
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At his concert in Minneapolis on Friday night Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) performed a new song during the encore he implied was rejected for use in last year's hit film A Star Is Born. The show was professionally filmed and live streamed by the Minnesota Public Radio station The Current and can be watched below. Skip to around the 1:20:00 mark to watch him perform the song (we've set the embed to start then).

"I'm trying to remember my Star Is Born song," Tillman says near the start of the song. Later he says in reference to the film's star and director: "Now imagine I'm a time traveling Bradley Cooper. It works, right?" After the song Tillman adds: "Yeah, that would've sucked. I've seen that movie. There's really no place in that movie for that song. Unless he was bombing at Coachella or something. The sequel, now we're talking"

There's no confirmation that the song was actually rejected for use in A Star Is Born, although Tillman has worked with the film's star Lady Gaga before, on her 2016 album Joanne, and stylistically his music could have been a good fit for the film.

Father John Misty's last album, God's Favorite Customer, was released in 2018 via Sub Pop. Read our review of God's Favorite Customer. God's Favorite Customer was one of our Top 100 Albums of 2018.

Before that, Father John Misty released Pure Comedy in April 2017 via Sub Pop (it was Under the Radar's #1 Album of 2017 So Far in our midyear wrap up and #9 in our final Top 100 Albums of 2017 list). Father John Misty appeared on the cover of Under the Radar's Spring 2017 Issue.

Read our 2017 cover story interview with Father John Misty.

Read our 2017 cover story bonus Q&A with Father John Misty.

Father John Misty and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Co-Headlining Tour Dates:

Jun. 17 - Detroit, MI - Fox Theatre*
Jun. 19 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival*
Jun. 20 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellations Brands - Marvin Sands Pavilion*
Jun. 21 - Columbia, MD - Merriweather Post Pavilion*
Jun. 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Metropolitan Opera House*
Jun. 24 - Richmond, VA - Altria Theater*
Jun. 25 - Cary, NC - Booth Amphitheatre*
Jun. 27 - Irving, TX - Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory**
Jun. 28 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall - Lawn**
Jun. 29 - Tulsa, OK - BOK Center**

* w/ Jade Bird
** w/ Erin Rae 

(Via Vulture and Pitchfork)

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