Father John Misty debuts “Q4”
Having last month shared lead track “Funny Girl”, today Father John Misty shares the video for “Q4”, the new single from Chloë and the Next 20th Century, his forthcoming new album out 8th April via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and worldwide from Sub Pop. Directed by Grant James (“I Love You, Honeybear”, “Funtimes in Babylon”) with title design by Rafa Orrico and typestract animation by Cossa, the video can be viewed now.
Chloë and the Next 20th Century was written and recorded August through December 2020 and features arrangements by Drew Erickson. The album sees Tillman and producer/multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Wilson resume their long-time collaboration, as well as Dave Cerminara’s return as engineer and mixer. Basic tracks were recorded at Wilson’s Five Star Studios with strings, brass, and woodwinds recorded at United Recordings in a session featuring Dan Higgins and Wayne Bergeron, among others.
“Funny Girl”, Chloë and the Next 20th Century’s first single, saw praise upon its release in early January. Rolling Stone offers this: “A lovely, languid gem that shows Tillman quietly reintroducing himself – with a little help from an orchestral arrangement that echoes old Hollywood.” The FADER says ‘Funny Girl’ is a “lush and romantic ballad…and shows that there’s much more to Josh Tillman.” CLASH calls it a “gorgeous new song” while The Times say that “the singer-songwriter is as disarmingly seductive as ever on a wry, string-soaked show tune.”
On April 14th Father John Misty will celebrate the release of Chloë and The Next 20th Century with a pair of intimate performances presented by Rough Trade and Rockefeller Center at the iconic Rainbow Room in NYC. Father John Misty’s first two symphony performances for 2022 – February 25th in Los Angeles at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the LA Phil, and April 7th in London at the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley – both sold out within minutes of going on sale.