Father John Misty and Lana Del Rey are male and female counterparts in many ways. Their hauntingly beautiful music often comments on American society. They both have a flair for the cinematic; the artists' videos play like art house shorts (FJM even starred in Del Rey’s 1960s throwback video for “Freak”). And they often draw from the cultural font that is Los Angeles--the city they both call home--for inspiration.
So it was fitting that FJM recently presented Lana with the ASCAP Global Impact Award at the ASCAP Pop Music Awards in Beverly Hills. As Stereogum reported, FJM also performed a stripped down acoustic version of Del Rey’s “Ride” at the ceremony. You can watch FJM’s performance and Lana’s acceptance speech below.
Speaking of a flair for the cinematic, FJM also recently released the video for “Mr. Tillman,” the first visual from his upcoming album, God’s Favorite Customer. The video has a surreal, “Groundhog Day” (as in the Bill Murray flick) slant to it. You can watch the visual for “Mr. Tillman” above.
Father John Misty will return to Red Rocks on August 15 with TV On The Radio. You can find tickets on AXS by clicking here. Also, check out our review of FJM's last Red Rocks outing by following this link.