Father John Misty’s new album God’s Favorite Customer is out next week (June 1). Ahead of its release, Josh Tillman spoke to Uncut about the making of the album – and how it’s something of reaction to his previous record, the epic Pure Comedy.
“In hindsight, the ennui in Pure Comedy would probably have been more naturally suited itself to the mid- to lo-fi production style of this album,” he reflects. “Conversely, expensive-sounding heartbreak ballads always go over pretty well, so… just goes to show what I know about all this.”
With regard to God’s Favorite Customer’s relatively quick gestation, he says: “This one needed to go down near the blast site, so to speak. If I had waited the industry standard amount of time between cycles I might not have been able to find a way back into the songs.”
Asked how the album fits into the Father John Misty canon so far, he says: “Based on tequila intake alone, I’d say it’s probably my Tonight’s The Night.”
Read the full interview, along with a comprehensive review of the album, in the July 2018 issue of Uncut, in shops now.
The July 2018 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – with Public Image Ltd on the cover in the UK and Johnny Cash overseas. Elsewhere in the issue, you’ll find exclusive new interviews with Ray Davies, Father John Misty, Pink Floyd, Mazzy Star, Sleaford Mods, Neko Case and many more. Our free CD showcases 15 tracks of this month’s best new music, including Father John Misty, Neko Case, Natalie Prass, Melody’s Echo Chamber, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever and Jon Hassell.