Get ready to grin from ear to ear, as there’s miles of smiles to be had on this brand New Father John Misty single, and the first recorded new release from our man since last year’s “Pure Comedy”! After Just debuting the song live recently in Tokyo, “Mr. Tillman” is now released officially into the wild and in anticipation of a possible (?) new album he’s been teasing us about.
“recalls psychedelic elements from the first FJM album….vocal melody moves like a druggy, half-lidded incantation that constantly threatens to wake up into a scene that’s more explicitly unnerving, that persistent piano line working against it to give the whole thing this darkly dreamy atmosphere, a Lynchian veneer of prettiness over something more sinister.”—Stereogum
“Damn, Tillman! Back at it again with the nice chorus and obtuse navel-gazing….concise and baroque” —NOISEY/Vice
“dances between psychedelic piano and guitar in a gentle, slightly disoriented twirl. And unlike the the meta commentary on ‘Pure Comedy’, this song is far more self-focused, as the title suggests.” —Consequence Of Sound