Watch Father John Misty’s “Pure Comedy: The Film”

Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, released a six and a half minute ballad yesterday called “Pure Comedy,” touching on politics, religion and human nature with the kind of irony and dark humor we’ve come to expect from the former Fleet Foxes drummer. Today, we’ve learned the song will be the title track to his third studio album, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2015 release, I Love You, Honeybear. Along with this announcement comes a 25-minute documentary called Pure Comedy: The Film, which gives a rather surrealist, behind the scenes look at the making of the album, which, according to a press release, was recorded live to tape, in no more than two takes per track. That being said, much of the album will feature orchestral and choral arrangements by composer Gavin Bryars, sure to take these recordings to the next level. Watch the film below, and look out for Pure Comedy, set for release on April 7th via Sub Pop.

 

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