Father John Misty Shares Video for “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” Also Shares Lana Del Rey Cover | Under the Radar | Music Blog for the Indie Music Magazine
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024  

Father John Misty Shares Video for “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” Also Shares Lana Del Rey Cover

Video Was Directed By Father John Misty’s Wife, Emma Elizabeth Tillman

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Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) has shared a video for the song “Buddy’s Rendezvous” from his most recent album, Chloë and the Next 20th Century. He has also shared a Lana Del Rey cover of the same song. View the video, directed by Tillman’s wife, Emma Elizabeth Tillman, below. Also listen to the Del Rey cover below.

In a press release, director Emma Tillman states: “‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ is a world unto itself. It is a place out of time. My dream for the video is that it would surrender itself to the power of the song. An unnamed man (played by Craig Stark), fresh out of jail and down on his luck makes his way across the fractured landscape of Los Angeles to meet his daughter (played by Arrow DeWilde). All the while he is beset by memories of a more innocent time. Despite her hesitance, his daughter and her boyfriend (played by Gilbert Trejo) agree to meet her father and find moments of sadness and sparks of tenderness in the connection made. Although the video and the song can be considered love letters to Los Angeles, the themes are universal. Disappointments, regrets, forgiveness, tenderness, perseverance, and love. The incredible performances by Arrow, Craig, Gilbert, and David Haley all coalesce to bring this vision to life. Cinematography by James Wall on 16mm evokes the down and out feeling of LA, merging past and present. This video could not have been accomplished without the talent of producer Bria Little and creative director and editor Jonathan King.”

Chloë and the Next 20th Century was released earlier this year via Sub Pop/Bella Union.

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