Following his scintillating debut under the Father John Misty moniker—2012’s Fear Fun—journeyman singer/songwriter Josh Tillman delivers his most inspired and candid album yet. Filled with gorgeous melodies and grandiose production, I Love You, Honeybear finds Tillman applying his immense lyrical gifts to questions of love and intimacy. “Chateau Lobby 4 (In C for Two Virgins)” is a radiant folk tune, burnished by gilded string arrangements and mariachi horn flourishes. Elsewhere, Tillman pushes his remarkable singing voice to new heights on the album’s powerful centerpiece, “When You’re Smiling and Astride Me,” a soulful serenade of epic proportions. “I’d never try to change you,” he sings, clearly moved. “As if I could, and if I were to, what’s the part that I’d miss most?”
I Love You, Honeybear
Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)
The Night Josh Tillman Came To Our Apt.
When You're Smiling and Astride Me
Nothing Good Ever Happens At the Goddamn Thirsty Crow