Father John Misty – “Q4”
At the beginning of the year, Josh Tillman reemerged with the long-awaited official announcement of his fifth Father John Misty album, Chloë And The Next 20th Century. At the time, he also shared a lead single called “Funny Girl,” which found FJM moving in a sort of old-time-y orchestral pop direction. Today, he’s back with another one.
The latest preview of Chloë And The Next 20th Century arrives in the form of “Q4.” Compared to the stately and atmospheric “Funny Girl,” “Q4” has a spritelier pace to it. It finds Tillman spinning his usual societal analyses over another lush arrangement, this time with a bunch of harpsichord. If “Funny Girl” had a bit of ’50s to its sound, “Q4” has more of a ’60s vibe.
FJM has also announced a pair of album release shows 4/14 at the Rainbow Room in New York, one at 7PM and another at 9:30PM. Tickets are bundled with vinyl pre-orders of Chloë And The Next 20th Century through Rough Trade, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Below, watch the “Q4” music video, directed by Grant James.
Chloë And The Next 20th Century is out 4/8 via Sub Pop and Bella Union.