New Release & Tour: Father John Misty – God’s Favorite Customer

Credit: Emma Tillman

Father John Misty has announced details of his fourth record, God’s Favorite Customer, due for worldwide released on 1st June

The 10 track album features the previously released Mr. Tillman, along with new highlights Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All, and Just Dumb Enough to Try, which can both be heard below…

Written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom

The record is set to reveal a bittersweetness and directness in Tillman’s songwriting, without sacrificing any of his wit or taste for the absurd. From Mr. Tillman, where he trains his lens on his own misadventure, to the cavernous pain of estrangement in Please Don’t Die, Tillman plays with perspective throughout to alternatingly hilarious and devastating effect. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That) is a meditation on our inner lives and the limitations we experience in our attempts to give and receive love. It stands in solidarity with the title track, which examines the ironic relationship between forgiveness and sin. Together, these are songs that demand to know either real love or what comes after, and as the album progresses, that entreaty leads to discovering the latter’s true stakes

God’s Favorite Customer was produced by Tillman and recorded with Jonathan Rado, Dave Cerminara, and Trevor Spencer. The album features contributions from Haxan Cloak, Natalie Merring of Weyes Blood, longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson, and members of Misty’s touring band

Tracklisting as follows…

1. Hangout at the Gallows
2. Mr. Tillman
3. Just Dumb Enough to Try
4. Date Night
5. Please Don’t Die
6. The Palace
7. Disappointing Diamonds Are the Rarest of Them All
8. God’s Favorite Customer
9. The Songwriter
10. We’re Only People (And There’s Not Much Anyone Can Do About That)

Father John Misty’s 2018 international tour schedule resumes April 28th in the US, before heading to the UK and Europe for the following performances…

May 25 – Belfast, IE – BBC Music The Biggest Weekend
May 26 – Halifax, UK – The Piece Hall
May 27 – London, UK – All Points East Festival
May 28 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
May 29 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
May 30 – Dublin, IE – Vicar Street
June 01 – Barcelona, ES – Primavera Sound Festival
June 02 – Nimes, FR – This is Not A Love Song Festival
June 03 – Paris, FR – We Love Green Festival
June 05 – Warsaw, PL – Palladium
June 07 – Porto, PT – Primavera Sound Festival
June 09 – Aarhus, DK – NorthSide Festival
June 10 – Hilvarenbeek, NL – Best Kept Secret Festival
June 12 – Oslo, NO – Sentrum Scene
June 14 – Bergen, NO – Bergenfest