REVIEW: Father John Misty – “I Love You, Honeybear” PLUS Full Album Stream

by | Mar 12, 2015 | Indie Rock

father john misty i love you honeybearFather John Misty
I Love You, Honeybear
Seattle, WA
(Sub Pop)

I Love You, Honeybear is Joshua Tillman’s second effort under the moniker Father John Misty. Written by Tillman and produced by Jonathan Wilson, the album serves as a love letter to his Emma Elizabeth Tillman – who played a dominatrix in the video for Fear Fun‘s “Nancy From Now On” – but also serves as a window into Tillman’s musical evolution.

The album is as colorful in its personable lyricism as it is in its rugged American folk soundscapes. The music gushes over you while Tillman serenades you with his modern wit and pouting potty-mouth.

Standout tracks on the album include the gorgeous and equally catchy “Chateau Lobby #4” (which gets its name for the place where Tillman met his wife), the brutally truthful and cynical “Holy Shit” and the soul music-tinged “When You’re Smiling and Astride Me.”

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