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Father John Misty Shares Title Track From Upcoming Album

Father John Misty Shares Title Track From Upcoming Album
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Originally published by Robin Hilton for NPR on January 24, 2017 8:32 AM ET

Father John Misty is back with another opus. Like his previous two solo albums, Pure Comedy is epically orchestrated and vast in its scope, with head-spinning observations on fame, social media, technology and the overall state of humanity. In announcing the new album, Father John Misty shared a video for the title track, a lengthy dissection of what he calls “the comedy of man.”

While the video includes images of politicians and scenes from the past presidential election, Father John Misty says “Pure Comedy” is about so much more. “There’s nothing political about ‘Pure Comedy,’ ” he tells NPR Music in an email. “Unless that’s what the viewer wants, even with all the gratuitous footage of political figures. The video is only ‘about Trump’ in that the video is about human beings.”

“Pure Comedy” also appears to take on everything from big pharma, global warming and natural disasters to religion, gluttony and human folly in general.

Pure Comedy is due out April 7 on Sub…

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Father John Misty.
FATHER JOHN MISTY
I LOVE YOU, HONEYBEARBIOGRAPHICAL COPY – DRAFT #12INTRODUCTION
(music critics please skip to chapter 1)

I have never, prior to now, really written a love song.
Love songs, here in what will certainly be remembered by history as the nadir of human art, or maybe “The Plastic Age”, are just so passé. I remember something about a major label singer-songer bucking her label’s insistence that she deliver more “love songs” by writing a song about not-wanting-to-write-love-songs and it being a big hit. HAR HAR
That probably happened an embarrassingly long time ago to be considered relevant.
Why am I opening this bio that way? How has that part made it through to the 12th draft? What is her name?
I just watched the video for that song like twice.
That is how much I do not want to write this bio.
But for however much I do not want to write this bio, I want someone else to write it even less.
I’m actually kind of having fun now, which is probably less than I can say for you.
I would now like to take this opportunity to pontificate on the current…

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