After attending a Father John Misty show at Rock and Roll Hotel, I have been, well, obsessed with his new album Fear Fun. The title could well describe the man himself. He instills a fear in you that he might take bath salts and eat your face whilst simultaneously making you laugh.
It seems appropriate, then, that the man formerly dba J. Tillman would then choose to cover “Do You Realize?” by The Flaming Lips for the A/V Club’s Undercover series. The song, one of the Lips’ most famous, is ethereal, with questions that disguise themselves as statements. Yes, we all realize “that everyone [we] know someday will die,” but Tillman crystallizes the meaning and absurdity through his classic rendition. Oh, and he’s wearing 3D glasses. So there’s that.