Watch Father John Misty’s brilliant post-Grammys speech: ‘Fuck society – check out’

The musician won Best Recording Package at the ceremony this weekend

Father John Misty has given a post-Grammys speech after winning Best Recording Package for ‘Pure Comedy’.

The artist was not in attendance at the New York ceremony this weekend (January 28), due to touring commitments in Australia.

On stage in Sydney earlier today (January 31), the musician whose real name is Josh Tillman reacted to the victory. “Uh, well, thanks,” he began. “I don’t have a whole lot of time, but, God, fuck, I just wanna say fuck society.


“I wanna say that this government is a criminal organisation. Uh,, please go check that out.”

Speaking about what his award recognised, he added: “Everybody was always saying that, like, it’s what’s on the inside that matters, you know, and I think this is really evidence of the fact that it’s what’s outside that matters.”

Watch Tillman deliver the speech above, via Spin.

Last year, the musician gave some insight into his next album, including the sound, inspiration and song titles. He had previously told NME that the follow-up to ‘Pure Comedy‘ was “almost done” and was scheduled for release in 2018.

He revealed in November that working song titles included ‘Ouch, I’m Drowning’, ‘Dum Dum Blues’, ‘Mr Tillman, Please Exit The Lobby’, and ‘Well, We’re Only People And There’s Nothing Much We Can Do About It’. He added that the record was “the real ‘I Love You, Honeybear’, but without the cynicism”.