Watch Father John Misty’s surreal new ‘Date Night’ animation video

New clip for 'Date Night' features space bananas, bubble toilets, and more

Father John Misty has released a psychedelic animated video for ‘Date Night’, a cut from his latest album, ‘God’s Favourite Customer’.

The clip was directed by musician Chad VanGaalen, who plays in the band fronted by Joshua Tillman.

‘Date Night’ made its debut last night (July 15) on Adult Swim’s Toonami show.


The video features a series of headspinning visuals. They include: a race between aliens who are texting while sat on toilets, an astronaut floating through space surrounded by bananas, and a devilish cartoon of the man himself sipping a martini as he flies atop a devilish-winged piano.

Director VanGaalen is also among the artists set to feature on an upcoming double album release of the soundtrack for Rick and Morty, out on Sub Pop (September 28).

‘Date Night’ the latest in a series of videos taken from Tillman’s fourth album as Father John Misty, and follows ‘Please Don’t Die‘, the bizarre and gory ‘Mr Tillman‘, and the title track ‘God’s Favourite Customer’.

The video for the latter was directed by his wife Emma Elizabeth Tillman, which sees the singer wandering unsteadily through the streets of New York, swigging a beer, and stealing flowers from a shrine as dawn looks set to break.

It was filmed in a single shot, and sees the singer begin his walk around East 7th Street and Avenue A – the intersection mentioned in the song lyrics.

Tillman described the follow-up to last year’s acclaimed ‘Pure Comedy‘ as less isolating than its predecessor, calling it a “heartache album”.


The singer recently played Primavera festival, where he celebrated his album’s release by performing tracks from the new LP as well as old favourites.

He also appeared at London’s All Points East festival at Victoria Park in June.

NME said that he delivered a “charming” and “devastating” performance, with his “charisma and sheer class putting him a league of his own as a live act”.