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Father John Misty shares new video for "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)"

08 December 2014, 14:26 | Written by Laurence Day

The new video from Father John Misty has arrived - it's for "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)", taken from his upcoming LP I Love You, Honeybear.

Speaking at length about the track and video, Misty - AKA J. Tillman - said:

"A few months ago, I had an idea for a video. I was going to rent a wedding chapel, get a dozen kittens and stage a kitten wedding, over which I would preside and intercut with performance footage of me lip-syncing the song which you¹re hearing today, "Chateau Lobby #4 (in C for Two Virgins)".

Sounds great, right? It may have even gone viral because kittens. If a video goes viral, that means you¹re reaching a wider audience, and you might even get on a chart. If you get on a chart that means you¹re streaming more records, and the more records you¹re streaming the more money you supposedly have for hiring kitten wranglers.

Aside from the fact that kitten wranglers are considerably more expensive than you may realize and that said-kitten wranglers all informed me there was no way we were going to be able get the outfits I had mocked up onto said-kittens, there was another extenuating factor involved in the decision to abort this music video concept and ruin the slim likelihood that I might ever get to see the Huffington Post entertainment headline "EX-FLEET FOXES DRUMMER WEDS CATS".

That reason is that the song actually means a great a deal to me.

It¹s called "Chateau Lobby #4" because this is the 4th attempt at trying to get the fucking song right. It just kept coming out contrived or forced or perversely sentimental. At one point a full-on lift of the string part from "My Girl" was added to the song. That was a particularly dark day in the studio.

I don't care if you like the video or not. The label isn¹t crazy about it. Management isn¹t crazy about it. I have been informed I¹m basically kissing an MTV "Woodie" award goodbye forever. I made it on an iPad on my wedding anniversary with the one I love. We ate pancakes.

I love you,

I Love You, Honeybear will be released 9 February in the UK/Europe via Bella Union.

Watch below.

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