Video: Father John Misty Nancy From Now On Acoustic Performance @ Pandora Whiteboard Sessions (26 October 2012)
Father John Misty (the stage name of ex-Fleet Foxes, Joshua Tillman) says he always knew he could sing like a motherfucker. I might be paraphrasing his reply in an interview, or probably not, as he swears a lot too.
His voice makes me feel like the 6-year-old who would stare for hours into my cousin’s giant stereo speakers when I listened to The Beach Boys albums. Listening to The Beach Boys would make the 6-year-old me
Father John Misty’s 2012 release Fear Fun takes me to the same happy place. A smirk seems to appear on my face whenever I’m about to select the album from my collection. The lyrics are pure gold as they are funny, sound like prose, and are a bit out there like Tillman himself.
I think Tillman is too charismatic for religion with his charming demeanor, swinging hips, and crooning vocals. This is a dangerous combination for society. I hope he doesn’t start a cult as I fear I’m already converted.
Tillman’s latest project involved creating a limited edition unisex fragrance called Innocence by Misty.
It probably smells funny.
Previously on Sampling Station: