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Father John Misty Performance and Q&A at the Columbia City Theater in Seattle on July 27, 2015 [KEXP YouTube Video]

Zac Lavender

by Zac Lavender

Published August 31, 2015

SETLIST

 

<blockquote>"I Love You, Honeybear"
"Chateau Lobby #4 (in C For Two Virgins)"
"Holy Shit"
"I'm Writing A Novel"
"Bored In The USA"
"I Went To The Store One Day"
</blockquote>

CREDITS

 

<blockquote> Host: Cheryl Waters
Audio Engineer: Jackson Long & Gary Mula
Cameras: Jim Beckmann, Scott Holpainen, Christopher Meister & Justin Wilmore
Editor: Justin Wilmore
</blockquote>

For anyone who has heard Father John Misty's 2015 album, I Love You, Honeybear, it might be difficult to imagine the songs stripped of their massive studio orchestration. This acoustic performance at Columbia City Theater last month is proof that the songs "passed the test" and shine through in more nuanced ways than heard on the album. As Father John Misty explains during the concert, most of the songs on the album were composed using the same acoustic guitar and voice arrangement heard in the above YouTube video.

Halfway through the video, the singer-songwriter formerly based in Seattle answers questions from the audience. His laid-back stage persona mixed with his own brand of quirky non-sequiturs gives this concert an alt-comic vibe as he tackles some extremely thought-provoking questions like, "Do you have any advice for a hopeless young romantic woman?" His response: "Don't be a pussy."

This concert consists mostly of songs from I Love You, Honeybear, as well as one song, "I'm Writing a Novel," from his debut album, Fear Fun. The intimate arrangement of these tunes is all too appropriate, given that Father John Misty has dedicated the songs to his wife, Emma. His pristine baritone voice, biting prose, and rock-solid guitar playing fuel this bold, yet personal performance.

I Love You, Honeybear is available on Amazon (Vinyl, CD, MP3). You can also stream the album for free and read our review right here on Zumic.

For Father John Misty's latest music, news, and tour dates, check out his Zumic artist page.

Source: KEXP YouTube

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