Father John Misty Drops "Three Generic Pop Songs"

Father John Misty Drops "Three Generic Pop Songs"

The indie artist releases a trio of satirical songs that draw influence from "generic" pop music tropes.

The indie artist releases a trio of satirical songs that draw influence from "generic" pop music tropes.

Text: Ndey Buri

Indie rock and folk artist Father John Misty, also known as John Tillman, has released a trio of "Generic Pop Song" on his soundcloud page.

The three-song release of consists of tracks "#3", "#9" and "#16." The delivery of the trio is promotion for the musician's upcoming LP, Pure Comedy. The lyrically simplified, satirical songs draw influence, while also poking fun at, generic pop music tropes. The musician's song release was also marked by his return to Twitter, following a six-month hiatus, which he celebrated by answering rounds of fan-submitted questions on a range of topics. FJM also assured fans of his attendance (and possible performance) at the upcoming Newport Folk Fest. In addition to his own projects, the indie artist has also contributed to the albums of notable artists such as Lady Gaga and Beyoncé and has made appearances in Lana Del Rey’s song, "Freak."

Pure Comedy is set to release on April 7, on Sub Pop/Bella Union.

Credits: Photo courtesy of Emma Tillman.

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