Father John Misty, 'God’s Favorite Customer' - Review
by William Jones
In an age filled with plenty of meaningless music, Father John Misty has been a breath of fresh air ever since his first album in 2012. Now on his fourth record, the legendary – and I don’t use that word lightly – singer/songwriter has you hooked from the very first song.
Almost picking up from where his last album Pure Comedy, only released a year ago, left off, God’s Favourite Customer is just as poetic as you would expect. The record starts with the slightly humorous track “Hangout At The Gallows”, then progressively develops into more mellow tones. Each song appears finely and carefully crafted, production being assisted by Jonathan Wilson. It is an album that could easily fit into the early 1970s singer/songwriter era, having the piano and the vocals at its very heart – yet, retaining a fresh, distinct 2018 feeling about it.
If you are looking for a meaningful and well thought through new album, don’t be tempted by Kanye, but try Father John Misty – you won’t regret it.