Josh Tillman, aka Father John Misty, is the owner of one of the finest beards in music. Bushy but well-groomed, it’s such an intrinsic part of him it’s impossible to imagine him without his furry face warmer. But happily, the internet has delivered footage of a fresh-faced, clean-shaven Misty so we no longer have to strain our brains over it.
Yep, it seems someone’s been keeping footage of college-era FJM on ice, waiting for the right time to unleash it upon the world. And now the good Father has gone and deleted his social media accounts, it’s as good a time as any. For starters, Tillman won’t be able to respond, and if he can’t restrain himself he’ll have to reactivate at least one account, which will be a win for anyone who found his internet presence a continual comfort and joy.
Anyway, the video below shows Misty as you’ve never seen him before, and he’s almost unrecognisable. If it weren’t for those distinctive eyes, you’d overlook him as just another smooth-faced man of no discernible importance. How wrong you would be.