Father John Misty was part of history in April when his hugely acclaimed new album Chloë and The Next 20th Century entered the UK album chart at Number 2, with Wet Leg at number 1 and Jack White at number 3, for the first time in more than a decade that independent artists have taken the top three positions!
Today, Father John Misty is sharing the official video for “Buddy’s Rendezvous”, directed by filmmaker and photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman (The History of Caves; The Wheel), and is a highlight from the album.
Emma says of the video: “‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ is a world unto itself. It is a place out of time. My dream for the video is that it would surrender itself to the power of the song. An unnamed man (played by Craig Stark), fresh out of jail and down on his luck makes his way across the fractured landscape of Los Angeles to meet his daughter (played by Arrow DeWilde). All the while he is beset by memories of a more innocent time. Despite her hesitance, his daughter and her boyfriend (played by Gilbert Trejo) agree to meet her father and find moments of sadness and sparks of tenderness in the connection made.
Although the video and the song can be considered love letters to Los Angeles, the themes are universal. Disappointments, regrets, forgiveness, tenderness, perseverance, and love. The incredible performances by Arrow, Craig, Gilbert, and David Haley all coalesce to bring this vision to life. Cinematography by James Wall on 16mm evokes the down and out feeling of LA, merging past and present. This video could not have been accomplished without the talent of producer Bria Little and creative director and editor Jonathan King.”
Watch ‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ – BELOW:
Also out today is Lana Del Rey’s gorgeous cover of “Buddy’s Rendezvous,” available now on all DSPs. Her interpretation of the song was previously only available as a 7” single included with the limited edition box set of Chloë and The Next 20th Century.
Chloë and The Next 20th Century and its singles are earning “Best Albums” and “Songs of 2022 (So Far)” placement from the likes of The Guardian, Stereogum, Consequence, Uproxx and more.
Father John Misty’s previously announced international headlining tour schedule in support of Chloë and The Next 20th Century begins June 26th and runs through to March 17th, 2023.
UK / Europe tour 2023:
Saturday February 25th 2023 – Oslo – Sentrum Scene
Tuesday February 28th 2023 – Stockholm – Cirkus
Thursday March 2nd 2023 – Denmark – KB Hallen
Friday March 3rd 2023 – Berlin – Columbiahalle
Saturday March 4th 2023 – Amsterdam – AFAS Live
Monday March 6th 2023 – Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Tuesday March 7th 2023 – Paris – Salle Pleyel
Thursday March 9th 2023 – London – O2 Academy Brixton
Monday March 13th 2023 – Gateshead – Sage Gateshead
Wednesday March 15th 2023 – Glasgow – Barrowlands
Thursday March 16th 2023 – Glasgow – Barrowlands (second night added)
Friday March 17th 2023 – Manchester – O2 Apollo Manchester