Father John Misty
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Father John Misty's New Album Title, Release Date Leaked
This past summer, just a few short months after dropping his GRAMMY-nominated album Pure Comedy, indie-folk iconoclast Father John Misty was already telling folks that his next project was almost finished.
But the Father — real name Josh Tillman — has remained largely silent in the months since telling NME that his next record was "pretty much done," apart from dropping the new album's lead single "Mr. Tillman" near the end of February.
The drought of information, however, seems to have ended in rather unorthodox fashion, as some clever (or obsessive, take your pick) Redditors on the "IndieHeads" subreddit noted this past weekend that Amazon France has a new entry in the singer's name, set for sale on June 1.
The new album, ostensibly titled God's Favorite Customer, currently has no cover artwork displayed and contains an apparent typo in the listed title, so it's possible this is a slip-up on Amazon's part, rather than some sort of roundabout viral marketing plan.
"Most of this next album was written in a six-week period where I was kind of on the straits," Tillman told Uncut in November. "I was living in a hotel for two months. It’s kind of about… yeah… misadventure. The words were just pouring out of me. …I think the music essentially serves the purpose of making the painful and the isolating less painful and less isolating. But in short, it’s a heartache album." He also reveled several potential song titles, including "Mr. Tillman, Please Exit The Lobby," and "Well We're Only People And There's Nothing Much We Can Do About It."
Further details, including a confirmation of the album title and exact release date, remain forthcoming.