Father John Misty on working with Lana Del Rey: ‘I’d do anything she told me to do’

Singer appeared in Del Rey's video for 'Freak'

Father John Misty has described working with Lana Del Rey as “a dream” and says he would “definitely” like to collaborate with the singer again.

The singer and former Fleet Foxes drummer recently appeared in Del Rey’s video for her song ‘Freak’. The clip saw Del Rey and Misty share a passionate embrace, with the latter cast as some sort of cult leader.

Speaking to NME at the Brits Awards last night, Father John Misty denied that the pair have firm plans to team up again “at the moment”, but would nonetheless be keen in the future.


“It was a dream, I’d do anything she told me to,” he said, joking: “That’s what I enjoyed about the video, just being her puppet. I like being told what to do by a woman in that position.”


Father John Misty recently revealed that his appearance in Lana Del Rey’s video was inspired by the time he took acid at a Taylor Swift gig.

“I took acid at Taylor Swift,” he said. “I thought this was the best time to tell you.” Del Rey then said: “I forgot he did go to that show. In Australia? Good time to hallucinate?”


Father John Misty toured with Del Rey in 2014, supporting her on a number of US tour dates.

Del Rey has long expressed her admiration for the musician (real name J. Tillman). She told Radio.com in a 2013 interview: “I don’t listen to that much new music, but I actually really love Father John Misty, who kind of reminded me of my roots.”

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