The miserable passage of time lately revealed that Rihanna’s Anti turned 5 years previous in January, and we’re nonetheless anxiously ready for a follow-up. In a March post commemorating Girls’s Historical past Month, Rihanna posted footage from the Anti period, and even hinted to a consumer that new music is likely to be on the best way. “I feel I ought to quickly,” she stated, including that it will simply be one music. Whether or not it’s a lone single or a full album, followers are greater than prepared — and so is Father John Misty.
Misty, a.ok.a. Josh Tillman, has lengthy peppered his setlists with predictable covers of Leonard Cohen, the Beatles, and different classics. However he’s additionally thrown in some curveballs over time, like Waylon Jenning’s “Laid Back Country Picker,” Girl Gaga’s “Come to Mama” and Coldplay’s “Clocks,” the latter of which his band performed whereas he merely stood on stage and known as it his “stroll off music.”
Then there’s “Kiss It Higher,” which he’s lined almost a dozen instances, greater than his a few of his personal songs (you’d suppose a tune as whimsical as “I’m Writing a Novel” would have been carried out greater than as soon as). Tillman debuted “Kiss It Higher” on March thirtieth, 2016 in Santa Ana, California, which you’ll watch above. Within the clip, he dedicates it to his spouse Emma, telling the gang it’s at present their favourite music. In typical FJM style, he applies his sensual dance strikes to the efficiency, swaying his hips forwards and backwards to the road “Simply take it on again/take it on again.”
Tillman is rumored to launch a new album this yr, his first since 2018’s God’s Favourite Buyer. If Rihanna does launch a brand new album in 2021, she ought to return the favor and canopy a Misty music, ideally “When You’re Smiling and Astride Me,” which is mainly his “Love on the Mind.” Contemplating Anti incorporates her tackle Tame Impala’s “New Particular person, Identical Outdated Errors,” it wouldn’t be that far out of her wheelhouse.