No Taylor Swift covers this time around...
Father John Misty has ended an interesting week for the former Fleet Foxes man by posting a new track, entitled ‘The Memo’.
Earlier this week, Tillman posted two covers of Taylor Swift songs, before removing both after Lou Reed visited him in a dream and told him to. The dream also involved Air Force One, Hawaii and an “obscene visage”. The Swift cover tracks were a response to Ryan Adam’S Swift cover album, and produced in the style of Reed’s band The Velvet Underground.
Tillman’s also been accused of plagiarism by the website Funny Or Die this week, who say his video ‘The Night Josh Tillman came to our Apartment’ rips off a video of theirs from 2011.
Tillman’s second album as Father John Misty, ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ was released in February of this year, and followed by an accompanying set of demos released only on cassette. He also released a heart-shaped vinyl version of the single ‘I Love You, Honeybear’ for Record Store Day.
The new track is an acoustic ballad poking fun at pop culture. Listen to ‘The Memo’ below:
Father John Misty plays several UK dates in October, as follows:
Belfast, Mandella Hall (October 23)
Sheffield, Plug (26)
Cambridge, The Junction (27)
London, Shephard’s Bush Empire (28, 29)