Then announcing it through mysterious, word-of-mouth vinyl last month, Ota Jon Misti Chloë And The Next 20th Century has officially lifted the cover of their fifth album.
The indie-rock boss (real name Josh Tillman) detailed his new record with the release of his main single, Funny Girl. It’s a well-known, sepia ballad, in which Tillman sees his passion for the actress at its highest peak, rising above a palette of delicate keys, swollen strings and opera horns.
Opening the track, Tillman shouted: “Funny girl / You look so humble / Right / The room that attracts you / Breaking your gut full of laughter / And you turn into a five-meter Cleopatra.”
The track comes with a video directed by Nicholas Ashe Bateman, which tells the story of a CGI jellyfish (according to this information). shared overnight teaser, Plays the role of Tillman himself) he swims on a sound stage dressed like a beautiful country and forest environment – or, rather, flies.
Watch the video “Funny Girl” below:
Landing as a sequel to the 2018 album “God’s favorite customer”, “Chloë And The Next 20th Century” is scheduled to be released on April 8 via Sub Pop and Bella Union. It will be available physically on vinyl, CDs and cassettes, as well as a limited-edition luxury edition of hardcover books with exclusive artwork, posters and two bonus seven-inch inscriptions.
Each of these records sees one of Tillman’s colleagues cover the song “Chloë And The Next 20th Century”. Lana Del Rey put your spin on the track “Buddy’s Rendezvous” for one, and the other will see Jack Cruz’s song “Kiss Me (I Loved You)”.
The album was produced by Jonathan Wilson, with whom Tillman has worked together since his 2012 full-length debut in the role of Father John Misty, titled Fear Fun. It is mixed by Dave Cerminara and has arrangements by Drew Erickson.
Check out Chloë And The Next 20th Century cover, luxury edition, and list of tracks below:
2. Hello Mr. Blue
3. Kiss me (I loved you)
4. (All but) His love
5. Buddy’s Rendezvous
6. Question 4
7. Forgotten (Another Moment)
8. Interesting girl
9. Just stupid
10. We can be strangers
11. The next 20th century
Tillman last created waves in August 2020 with independent tracks “S.ga” and “R.ga” (both came as part of the Sub Pop Singles Club). Since then, he has remained relatively silent, performing his first few live shows since 2019 – solo at last year’s Sound Summit Festival, then Two back-to-back headlines on the California coast.
2020 also came with an unexpected live album, “Very important in Hamburg”, which gave a four-star review. In her letter, Leoni Cooper called it “a great reminder of big-budget shows that will happen again one day, but not soon.” All proceeds from this publication were donated to MusiCares ’COVID-19 Relief Fund.
At the end of the year, Tillman was released A four-track EP called “Anthem + 3”. It consists of two Leonard Cohen covers, takes over Link Wray‘Fallin’ Rain and Joseph’s ‘Trouble’ served as another way for EP Tillman’s charity work; With her first appearance on her BandCamp page, the singer-songwriter donated her earnings to charity. CARE campaign and Earth game LA.
Between 2018 and 2020, Tillman debuted at least four unpublished songs in live collections. The first debuted in December 18th, I saw the chorus repeating the phrase “the whole country of God.” Another feature is saxophone and synthesis, Tillman sings over them: “I think time makes us all stupid.” Quickly there then came his unused song The star was born and ascension “Say it the same way”.