Colbert wasn't allowed to introduce the song properly.
Father John Misty performed ‘Holy Shit’, from his 2015 album ‘I Love You, Honeybear’, on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night (January 14).
The track was introduced simply as “a song from the album…”, as Colbert was unable to say the title of the track itself.
Father John Misty – a.k.a Josh Tillman – scored one of 2015’s most highly-rated albums with ‘I Love You, Honeybear’, with his second album under the moniker coming in 16th on NME’s albums of the year, and charting at number 14 in the UK and number 17 in the US.
Watch Tillman – clad in shades – perform the track on Colbert via YouTube, below:
Last week, Tillman posted a number of spoken-word tracks designed for ‘use’ on streaming service Pandora, in which he mocks both himself and the company, to his Soundcloud.
In one he says: “It gets lonely out on the road, my Pandora mixtape helps me retain some semblance of an emotional existence as I sell myself piece by wretched piece, one t-shirt at a time.”
Another says: “This is Father John Misty, and Pandora wants to promote my tour, and are offering 11 million impressions across their platform in return for not much. It’s a win, both because it’s free tour advertising and marketing, and because my music has yet to catch on on the platform. This is common for bands who are not quite mainstream. Our hope is that it will help me sell tickets and kick-start my music on Pandoraaaa.”
Tillman will play his largest UK tour to date in May, with the following shows:
Leeds, O2 Academy (May 11)
Glasgow, O2 ABC (May 12)
Manchester, Albert Hall (May 13)
Gateshead, The Sage (May 14)
Nottingham, Rock City (May 15)
Bristol, Colston Hall (May 17)
London, Roundhouse (May 18)
Southampton, O2 Guildhall (May 21)