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Father John Misty shares "Ballad Of The Dying Man", his second new track of the week

01 February 2017, 14:04 | Written by Laurence Day

Father John Misty is back already with another track from his long-awaited new LP Pure Comedy.

"Ballad Of The Dying Man" follows "Two Wildly Different Perpsectives", lead cut "Pure Comedy", Misty's looong essay, and a 25-minute short film.

The track, about deathbed regret, is led by duelling keys and guitars which gradually ramp up and collide with a choir in a gorgeous, emotional climax.


  1. Pure Comedy
  2. Total Entertainment Forever
  3. Things It Would Be Helpful to Know Before the Revolution
  4. Ballad of the Dying Man
  5. Birdie
  6. Leaving LA
  7. A Bigger Paper Bag
  8. When the God of Love Returns There'll Be Hell to Pay
  9. Smoochie
  10. Two Wildly Different Perspectives
  11. The Memo
  12. So I’m Growing Old On Magic Mountain
  13. In Twenty Years or So
Pure Comedy is released 7 April via Bella Union. Pre-order now.
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