Father John Misty Premieres Video For 'Chateau Lobby 4 In C For Two Virgins'
  • MONDAY, DECEMBER 08, 2014

  • Posted by: Aimee Curran

Former Fleet Foxes drummer, Josh Tillman is fully vested in his alter-ego Father John Misty, who has, thus far, resurrected the folky '70s peace band sound, that has called the back burner of music "home" for more than a minute.

Chateau Lobby #4 (In C For Two Virgins)," is the second single to come off the anticipated I Love You, Honeybear album, and the accompanying video was a small labor of love between Tillman and wife, Emma, who used part of their honeymoon to record and edit intimate shots of their vacation via an iPad and obscuring camera techniques. In an open letter to fans and the press, Tillman explained the video for those who may be confused. You can read this words under the video below.



"A few months ago, I had an idea for a music video. I was going to rent a wedding chapel, get a dozen kittens and stage a kitten wedding, over which I would preside and intercut with performance footage of me lip-syncing the song which youre hearing today, Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins).

"Sounds great, right? It may have even gone viral because kittens. If a video goes viral, that means youre reaching a wider audience, and you might even get on a chart. If you get on a chart that means youre streaming more records, and the more records youre streaming the more money you supposedly have for hiring kitten wranglers.

"Aside from the fact that kitten wranglers are considerably more expensive than you may realize and that said-kitten wranglers all informed me there was no way we were going to be able get the outfits I had mocked up onto said-kittens, there was another extenuating factor involved in the decision to abort this music video concept and ruin the slim likelihood that I might ever get to see the Huffington Post entertainment headline EX-FLEET FOXES DRUMMER WEDS CATS.

"That reason is that the song actually means a great a deal to me.

Its got the #4 on it because this iteration Chateau Lobby was the 4th attempt at arranging and producing the song that did not turn out perversely sentimental. Sentimentality brutalizes emotion. Much like ironic music videos.

"I dont care all that much if you like the music video or not. The label isnt crazy about it. Management isnt crazy about it. I have been informed Im basically kissing an MTV "Woodie" award goodbye forever. I made it on an iPad on my wedding anniversary with the one I love. We ate pancakes.

I love you,

Josh."
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