Father John Misty (Josh Tillman) has been quite busy since last year’s absolutely gorgeous album I Love You, Honeybear, namely, appearing in several controversial headlines, both humorous and profound. After these events, however, Tillman officially released further proof of his musical prowess despite his now trademark outbursts. “Real Love Baby” – released as a demo in May, now officially released through Sub Pop – has Tillman’s voice swimming in reverb and smooth ’70’s instrumentals, as well as a true to fashion Misty metaphor (is that a thing yet?) comparing himself and his lover to a flower and a bee, respectively. It’s charming and passionate all at once, and has a thick aura of honesty that usually comes with everything Josh Tillman does, whether its trivial or more expressive.
photo by Emma Tillman