Father John Misty has returned with his latest critique on modern life, updated for the Trump era. It’s aptly titled “Pure Comedy”. The song comes with a semi-animated video directed by Matthew Daniel Siskin featuring imagery of Donald Trump, President Obama, white America, natural disasters, life, death, heaven, hell, Earth... you get it. Watch it below.
“Pure Comedy” isn’t the first single FJM has released since 2015’s great I Love You, Honeybear, which landed on No. 8 on PMA’s favorite albums of the year. Last year he released the wonderfully breezy 60s throwback “Real Love Baby”.
He also released a quick post-election reaction called “Holy Hell”, though “Pure Comedy” feels like the full-clad version of that.
It’s widely expected that Father John Misty will release a new album in the coming months. At a benefit concert in December, FJM performed three new songs (including “Pure Comedy”) and reportedly confirmed that his next album is finished.
At this time there is no official word on the follow-up to I Love You, Honeybear.