New Release & Video: Father John Misty – Buddy’s Rendezvous

Photo Credit: Ward & Kweskin

Today, Father John Misty has shared the official video for “Buddy’s Rendezvous”, directed by filmmaker and photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman (The History of Caves; The Wheel), and taken from his recently-released album Chloë and The Next 20th Century.

Emma says of the video: “‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ is a world unto itself. It is a place out of time. My dream for the video is that it would surrender itself to the power of the song. An unnamed man (played by Craig Stark), fresh out of jail and down on his luck makes his way across the fractured landscape of Los Angeles to meet his daughter (played by Arrow DeWilde). All the while he is beset by memories of a more innocent time.

Despite her hesitance, his daughter and her boyfriend (played by Gilbert Trejo) agree to meet her father and find moments of sadness and sparks of tenderness in the connection made. Although the video and the song can be considered love letters to Los Angeles, the themes are universal. Disappointments, regrets, forgiveness, tenderness, perseverance, and love. The incredible performances by Arrow, Craig, Gilbert, and David Haley all coalesce to bring this vision to life. Cinematography by James Wall on 16mm evokes the down and out feeling of LA, merging past and present. This video could not have been accomplished without the talent of producer Bria Little and creative director and editor Jonathan King.”

Also out today is Lana Del Rey’s gorgeous cover of “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” available now on all DSPs. Her interpretation of the song was previously only available as a 7” single included with the limited edition box set of Chloë and The Next 20th Century.

Father John Misty’s previously announced international headlining tour schedule begins June 26th and runs through to March 17th, 2023…

Saturday February 25th 2023 – Oslo – Sentrum Scene
Tuesday February 28th 2023 – Stockholm – Cirkus
Thursday March 2nd 2023 – Denmark – KB Hallen
Friday March 3rd 2023 – Berlin – Columbiahalle
Saturday March 4th 2023 – Amsterdam – AFAS Live
Monday March 6th 2023 – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Tuesday March 7th 2023 – Paris – Salle Pleyel
Thursday March 9th 2023 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Monday March 13th 2023 – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead
Wednesday March 15th 2023 – Glasgow – Barrowlands
Thursday March 16th 2023 – Glasgow – Barrowlands (second night added)
Friday March 17th 2023 – Manchester – O2 Apollo Manchester