Josh Tillman says all his friends advised him against the name
Father John Misty has discussed why he chose the stage name Father John Misty, revealing that thereâs very little meaning behind the moniker.
Appearing on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Tuesday (September 12), the singer-songwriter â real name Josh Tillman â said:Â âI canât imagine someone who calls themselves âFather John Mistyâ to have a good reason for anything.â
He added: âAll my favourite singers have kind of showbiz names, like Nina Simone or Serge Gainsbourg or [Josh] Groban,â joking: âThereâs no way Josh Groban is his real name, come on. Next youâre going to tell me that Tom Cruise is a real name.â
Saying that âeveryone else who knows me or cares about meâ advised him against the name, Tillman went on to say that he feels like he âlooks more like a âDr Funââ¦ I regret every day of my life not going by âDr Funâ. Iâd be on Good Morning America right now.â
Elsewhere in the interview, Tillman revealed that he will appear in upcoming action film Hotel ArtemisÂ and talked about his religious upbringing. He also performed his song âThings It Would Have Been Helpful To Know Before The Revolutionâ.
Meanwhile, Father John Misty has said that his upcoming album is âpretty much doneâ in a new interview withÂ NME. Tillman released his latest effort,Â âPure Comedyâ, in April. Back in July, TillmanÂ teasedÂ his fourth FJM record, referring to it as âPure Comedy 2â.
Speaking toÂ NMEÂ backstage at End Of The Road Festival, Tillman said that his next album is âpretty much doneâ, adding: âthereâs only one song I have to put a new bass-synth part on. I spend hours just screaming and crying in frustration, going through synth patches, trying to find the right one.â
âItâs got ten songs,â Tillman continued. He went on to describe his last two albums as âpretentiousâ and âsquarely concept recordsâ, stating that his next LP will instead have âkinda spritely BPMsâ and will be released in 2018.
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