Father John Misty Releases “Live At Electric Lady EP”

Today, Father John Misty is releasing Live At Electric Lady, a Spotify exclusive EP that features alternate versions of Chloë and The Next 20th Century highlights “Goodbye Mr. Blue,” “The Next 20th Century,” “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” “We Could Be Strangers,” “(Everything But) Her Love,” and a cover of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall In Love It Will Be Forever).” The session was recorded in May 2022 at the famed Electric Lady studios in New York.

Father John Misty’s touring in support of Chloë and The Next 20th Century is underway with a performance tonight, September 15th, at Louisville’s Bourbon & Beyond Festival. The North American dates currently end with a show on Sunday, November 20th at Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival. The late summer and fall tour features support from Sub Pop label mate Suki Waterhouse and includes a stop at Radio City Music Hall with The New York Pops on Thursday, September 22nd, 2022. Father John Misty’s UK live dates follow in March next year.

Acclaim for Chloë and The Next 20th Century:

“Pop’s funniest storyteller is back at his best… Stunningly melodic, Tillman’s voice sounds fantastic throughout.” The Guardian – 4 stars **** (Album of the Week)

“Tillman’s writerly skills would have shone in any era… As Chloë and the Next 20th Century sees Father John Misty escaping into his own parallel Hollywood reality, it’s highly entertaining to slip in alongside him.” MOJO – 4 stars ****

“Another multi-faceted triumph… Chloë and the Next 20th Century contains songs that go right to the gut with their instant melodic charm, and are deeply striking thanks to their sumptuous arrangements, exceptional playing and emotional pull.” Uncut – 8/10

“Album number 5 from Father John Misty is his most widescreen yet… astonishing music full of big ideas… A triumph.” Shindig – 5 stars ***** (Album of the Month)

“An instant classic… Tillman has written his masterpiece.” Mail On Sunday – 5 stars *****

Chloë and the Next 20th Century  is his best yet. He still takes his cues from the great storytellers of the 1970s but is also in thrall to the glamour of old Hollywood. Pianos twinkle and strings swirl. The singing is warm and rich.” Daily Mail – 5 stars *****

Chloë.. is maximum Misty from tip to twinkly toe… His rich, warm delivery pulls you into the songs, barbed asides and beautiful melancholy impeccably balanced… Tillman’s writing brims with story-song riches, countering 21st-century cynicism with old-school romanticism.” Record Collector – 4 stars ****

“On Chloë and the Next 20th Century, Father John Misty is transporting himself to another world; it sounds pretty damn sweet over there.” DIY – 9/10

“Achingly beautiful melodies, lyrics embed with ennui and romanticism, vocals of extraordinary richness.” Sunday Times – 4 stars **** (Album of the Week)

“A ravishing magnum opus… he creates a world all his own.” The Sun – 9/10

“A talented and original musician stepping outside expectations…. Influences from past epochs of Los Angeles bohemia can be heard, but Tillman inhabits his Father John Misty persona so confidently that the songs transcend pastiche.” Financial Times – 4 stars ****

“Right from the start, Chloë raises the curtain on an MGM Tinseltown of muted trumpets and colourised aesthetic… a romantic and intriguing world to fall into.” The Telegraph – 4 stars ****

“Tillman has a gift for making past styles relevant. This is a real Hollywood album – emotional and intoxicating.”The Times – 4 stars ****

“He jumps between musical styles with ease… Dreamy melodies and bewitching vibes abound.” Daily Mirror (Album of the Week)

“The classiest record of the year.” DORK

“He gets the balance right here, letting his smoky croon melt into the background, behind strings and woozy brass.” Rolling Stone UK – 4 stars ****

“Spectacularly evocative and full of sardonic charm… a cinematic score which is abundant in its echoes of old Hollywood and the dark romanticism of film noir.” Loud & Quiet

“Dazzling… We have seventies-style ragtime, ballroom-inflected tracks like Chloë and Funny Girl, and epic, string-drenched ballads like Q4.” HiFi Choice – 5 stars *****

“Brilliant and moving… His vivid, imaginative fifth album swerves between lounge jazz and romantic reveries.” PROG

“These are smart, amusing songs with sumptuous instrumentation.” The New Stateman