Tillman is known for his eccentric stage presence and unconventional songwriting. Tillman performed the then-untitled track during his “Pure Comedy” concert in Tokyo, which amped up the anticipation for his new album.
Last year, Tillman described his upcoming Father John Misty album as “almost done.” The album is long awaited and is set to be released in 2018.
In the track, Tillman has a mental break down after being confronted by a hotel receptionist who lists a few of the obscure things Tillman left on his last visit during check-in. The song is about three minutes long and emphasizes the quirkiness that is Father John Misty.
A short that begins 1:59 into the video.
The hilariously bad off-kilter short stars Tillman with greasy slicked back hair decked out in black sunglasses and a black crewneck jumper to match. Tillman dances to his whistle solo in front of a green screen with stock photos as the backdrop.
Throughout the short, Tillman goes through phases of angst, humor and giddy, childlike joy. The short is extremely brief, going for about a minute and it is the most Father John Misty thing you will watch in a while. The internet loves it and you might love it too.