Father John Misty
took to Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night to perform “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings,” the third track on this year’s excellent Fear Fun.
“For a long time, I was up on stage—you’re up on stage, singing songs, but it’s not about entertaining people, it’s not about wowing people,” frontman J. Tillman told Paste about his stage show in a recent interview. “It’s about this weird other thing like eliciting their sympathy or fascination with you. You’re not outright entertaining them.”
For those who haven’t caught Tillman live post-Fleet Foxes, the video is proof enough of this onstage shift, with the songwriter drawing in (and yes, entertaining) Kimmel’s audience with the help of a rock-solid backing band. No official word yet on whether the band’s added additional syncopation to its live show. Check out the performance below: (Video via The Audio Perv).