Later in April, Josh Tillman will release his newest Father John Misty album, Pure Comedy. We’ve already heard the Vonnegutian jeremiad acting as the album’s title track and first single. Today, in light of the weekend’s chaos wrought by Trump’s Muslim immigration ban in America and a horrifying mass shooting in Canada, Tillman has shared a mournful new ballad from the album called “Two Wildly Different Perspectives”. The song comes with a chilling music video featuring a multicultural cast of children playing with guns—the plastic, pixel, and steel varieties alike—holding boardroom meetings, and telling the news. Matthew Daniel Siskin directs.
On YouTube, the video is captioned, “More kids are going to die now thanks to the unbelievably selfish immigration policy of places like Saudi Arabia and the USA.”
Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy is out April 7. He has shared a 25-minute short film featuring many new songs. He has also shared a nearly-2000-word essay about the meaning behind the album, if you’re interested.
Father John Misty, Pure Comedy:
01 Pure Comedy
02 Total Entertainment Forever
03 Things It Would Have Been Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
04 Ballad of the Dying Man
06 Leaving LA
07 A Bigger Paper Bag
08 When the God of Love Returns There’ll Be Hell to Pay
10 Two Wildly Different Perspectives
11 The Memo
12 So I’m Growing Old on Magic Mountain
13 In Twenty Years of So