Death Never Sounded Prettier Than Father John Misty’s ‘Ballad of the Dying Man’ [Stream]

We’re now three singles deep, and it seems that Father John Misty’s third album will definitely not be a lighthearted affair. The clever asides and poignant observations remain, but things aren’t looking too positive otherwise. Much like the two previous releases from his forthcoming album (“Pure Comedy” and “Two Wildly Different Perspectives”), “Ballad of the Dying Man” is a somber serenade (though I guess with “dying” in the title, that’s no great surprise). Pure Comedy, out April 7 on Sub Pop, promises to be a disturbingly accurate yet beautiful mirror of 2016, hard to swallow but perhaps with the tiniest hint of hope.

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