Father John Misty returns with new song ‘Mr Tillman’ – watch its tongue-in-cheek video

He recently performed the track live

Father John Misty has shared a new song called ‘Mr Tillman’. Scroll below to listen and check out its video.

The singer-songwriter – real name Josh Tillman – performed the track during a recent show in Tokyo and has now released the studio version.

It details the narrator’s troubles checking in to a hotel and seems to result in a minor breakdown.


The song’s short video kicks in about three-quarters of the way in. See beneath.

The next Father John Misty album was described last year as “almost done”. It’s expected to be released in 2018.

Tillman released his ‘Pure Comedy‘ LP last year, his third album under the moniker. It was named as one of NME’s albums of 2017.

He was also namechecked as one of NME’s best live acts of 2017, as well as having Edward Steed’s artwork for ‘Pure Comedy’ hailed one of the best album artworks of the 21st century.


The singer was announced as one of the acts playing at The National‘s brand new, self-curated festival Homecoming, alongside Future IslandsThe Breeders, Lord Huron, Julien Baker, Moses Sumney, Alvvays, and Big Thief. More artists are set to be announced at a later date.

Meanwhile, check out FJM’s post-Grammys speech after winning Best Recording Package for ‘Pure Comedy’, where he called the government “a criminal organisation”.