For all of his hilarious and weird social media antics, his heartfelt speeches delivered to bewildered in lieu of performances, and generally trolling the entire entertainment industry, it can sometimes be easy to forget that Father John Misty is actually here because he’s a pretty great musician.
We haven’t heard much official new music since the release of his wonderful 2015 album I Love You, Honeybear (unless you count that wonderful Rihanna cover), but today that changes, with the official release of new single Real Love Baby. The track was actually first shared to FJM’s Soundcloud a couple months ago, but now the official, final, mastered version has been posted to Sub Pop’s Youtube page.
When he first released the song back in May, he told fans that t would not appear on any upcoming album, so it’ll be interesting to see if this really does end up as a standalone single, considering it’s now been mastered and released by his label.
Father John Misty toured Australia late last year and has made himself something a musical class clown ever since. Recently, he was announced as one of a few celebrities cast members to appear on a new Adult Swim film, the first episode of which has just been released, and features narration from Outkast‘s Andre 3000.