Folk Pop | Rhapsody TV
October 15, 2012
Former Fleet Fox J. Tillman has christened himself Father John Misty after already releasing seven albums under his own name. The new moniker not only unlocks a more expansive sound for the solo artist, but also reveals Tillman to be quite the quirky poet. Where his past releases have been rather lo-fi, Fear Fun is all pastoral Laurel Canyon folk-rock, rich with rustling mandolin, guitar, tambourine, piano and organ. But his storytelling is the main attraction here -- even if sometimes the druggy non-sequiturs can get a little hard to follow (like, ironically, on "I'm Writing a Novel").