Father John Misty shares “Goodbye Mr. Blue”
Father John Misty’s “Goodbye Mr. Blue” is the bittersweet and tender new single from Chloë and the Next 20th Century, his forthcoming album out 8th April via Bella Union in the UK/Europe and worldwide from Sub Pop. Later this evening, Father John Misty and his band will make their return to late night TV with a performance of the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
Father John Misty recently performed a sold-out show at Disney Hall in Los Angeles with the LA Philharmonic which Variety described as: “Of all the pop-rock/symphonic collaborations that the LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra have specialized in over the last few years — and there have been some wonderful ones — this felt like the most natural and probably the best.”
The next symphony performance for 2022 — April 7th in London at the Barbican with Britten Sinfonia conducted by Jules Buckley — is sold out.
Father John Misty will celebrate the release week of Chloë and The Next 20th Century with a number of intimate UK out-store performances which include Crash Records in Leeds (April 4th), Rough Trade East (April 9th), and Rough Trade Bristol (April 11th). On release day Father John Misty will be celebrating the album’s release with two performances presented by Banquet Records in Kingston. Tickets for these shows go on sale Friday 11th March at 9am.
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. Father John Misty has previously shared videos for the tracks “Funny Girl” and “Q4” from the album.
“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.”