Father John Misty: Fear Run – review

(Bella Union)

It should come as little surprise that the eighth album by Joshua Tillman – and his first as Father John Misty – shares many of the qualities particular to Fleet Foxes, the singing drummer's former band. But Tillman's latest, though aching and bucolic, is home to a darkness absent from his ex-outfit's oeuvre, its lyrics awash with references to funerals, black dogs and "the beast come looking for last year's rent". At 12 tracks, though, Fear Fun could do with a good trim, the eerie and eloquent "Funtimes in Babylon" forced to rub shoulders with the lame "This is Sally Hatchet".


Paul Mardles

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