In less than a month (February 10th) we can all grab a copy of Father John Misty's sophomore effort, I Love You, Honeybear. The opening track is the title to the album and claws at the listener with unabashed honesty. He begins by telling us his story. Near the half-way point, comes the first rhythmic persuasion that pushes into my attention, a gospel hymn cloaking the pop ballad beneath—'When You're Smiling and Astride Me.' The more noticed number, 'Bored in the USA,' is perhaps a commentary on his state of mind, and more importantly, the state of our union. Just before the closing is 'Holy Sh*t.' This song whirls in contemporary lyricism, and the metaphors for love are given new forms—both generic for consumption and personal to emit feeling.
Love is just an institution based on human frailty. What's your paradise got to do with Adam and Eve? Maybe love is just an economy based on resource scarcity, but what I fail to see is what that's got to do with you and me. - Father John Misty
This Saturday (1/17) you can catch Father John at the Veteran's Memorial Ballroom in Sonoma, assuming you grabbed tickets to this sold out event. Enjoy the show and the song below.
Father John Misty | 'Chateau Lobby #4' | I love You Honeybear