AHEAD of the release of his new album Pure Comedy next month, Father John Misty has unveiled a series of satirical tracks on Twitter.
Titled ‘Generic Pop Song #3′ ,’Generic Pop Song #9’ and ‘Generic Pop Song #16’, the songs won’t appear on his forthcoming album but can be heard as standalone releases on Soundcloud. Taking a swipe at the superficiality of modern pop music in his own inimitable style, Misty draws on popular chart tropes throughout each track to highlight his point; from the use of the ‘millennial whoop’ to a fist-pumping club-ready sequence.
Having recently dabbled as a songwriter for both Beyonce and Lady Gaga, the songs come after recent comments he made about the current state of pop music. He said: “If you think that pop stars are anything other than prisoners, then you are fucking kidding yourself. I know them. They are crying for help in their music. We think that we’re doing the world a favor by recognizing the innate wholesomeness of this form of music, like, ‘Oh, I don’t know, it’s just fun! Something that was made to be liked!’ But why do you think that Lady Gaga or Beyoncé would come to old Uncle Jerry over here for songs if they weren’t looking for something?”
Set to perform at Glasgow’s Tramway as part of the 6 Music Festival, his new album Pure Comedy will be released on 7th April. Check out the tracks below.