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Father John Misty Discusses Next Album and Reveals Song Titles in New Interview

He says the next album is “the real I Love You, Honeybear but without the cynicism.”

Nov 16, 2017 Father John Misty Photography by Koury Angelo (for Under the Radar) Bookmark and Share

Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) released his latest album, Pure Comedy, back in April via Sub Pop (it was Under the Radar‘s #1 Album of 2017 So Far in our midyear wrap up). Tillman recently said he was almost done with his next album and that it would be due out in 2018. Now in a new interview with the British music magazine Uncut Tillman has shed some more light on his next album and also revealed some of its potential song titles.

In the interview Tillman describes the new album as “the real I Love You, Honeybear but without the cynicism,” referencing his 2015 album.

Tillman explains further in the interview with Uncut‘s Jaan Uhelszki: “Most of this next album was written in a six-week period where I was kind of on the straits. I was living in a hotel for two months. It’s kind of about… yeah… misadventure. The words were just pouring out of me. It’s really rooted in something that happened last year that was… well, my life blew up. I think the music essentially serves the purpose of making the painful and the isolating less painful and less isolating. But in short, it’s a heartache album.”

When asked to go into more detail, Tillman replied: “I think I instinctually understood that if I blew everything up, I could put it back together better than it was. But look, I don’t want to talk about what happened. Maybe in 30 years from now I will. I know that sounds dramatic. But to talk to me about what this album’s about, I’d have to bring other people into the picture who don’t want to be.”

The song titles Tillman mentioned were: “Ouch, I’m Drowning,” “Dum Dum Blues,” “Mr Tillman, Please Exit The Lobby,” and “Well, We’re Only People And There’s Nothing Much We Can Do About It.”

Tillman says the sessions began almost by accident over the summer when he was playing drums on Adam Green’s new album, which Foxygen’s Jonathan Rado was producing. Rado and Tillman both had the next day free and Tillman decided to record some songs with him, which quickly led to the new Father John Misty album.

Father John Misty appeared on the cover of Under the Radar‘s recent Spring 2017 Issue.

Read our recent cover story interview with Father John Misty.

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

Also read our rave review of Pure Comedy.

Pure Comedy is the follow-up to Father John Misty’s excellent 2015-released sophomore album, I Love You, Honeybear. I Love You, Honeybear, was Under the Radar’s #1 album of 2015. Consequently, Father John Misty was on the cover of our Best of 2015 print issue and you can read that cover story article here. Also read our earlier 2015 print article on Father John Misty and our earlier 2015 bonus Q&A with Tillman (also read our 2012 interview with him).

Father John Misty Tour Dates:

Nov. 16 - Milan, IT - Fabrique *
Nov. 18 - Barcelona, ES - Razzmatazz *
Nov. 19 - Madrid, ES - La Riviera *
Nov. 20 - Lisbon, PT - Coliseu dos Recreios *

* w/ Weyes Blood

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