Published Sep 18, 2015Earlier this week, Father John Misty (real name Josh Tillman) teased us with a trailer for a new video for "The Night Josh Tillman Came to Our Apartment," and now the real deal has arrived.
The clip was directed by Drew Pearce, whose previous credits include Iron Man 3 and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and takes its inspiration from an unlikely source.
"This video is partially inspired by the LeBron James quote: 'It is precisely the superficial differences between people who are otherwise alike that inform the hostilities between them,'" Tillman explained in a press release.
That gets interpreted into a meta narrative that sees two Tillmans meeting at a bar before heading home together for a cocaine-fuelled pool party. A synchronized swim routine is followed by the two Tillmans getting rather intimate with each other.
"Special thanks to my body double Tyler who I had to kiss no fewer than two dozen times and whose breath I can still smell in my mind's eye," his statement continued. Watch the Tillmans get to know each other — and themselves, I guess? — in the player below.
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