Father John Misty shares the delicate, bracing “Goodbye Mr. Blue”

As Father John Misty continues to build up to his forthcoming album, the ambitious yet intimate Chloë and the next 20th Century, he’s shared the latest single from the project, “Goodbye Mr. Blue”.

With a touch of Cat Stevens (or Yusuf) in its instrumentation and Misty’s signature bleak yet beautiful lyrics on full display, it makes for a particularly striking salvo. Conflating the loss of a dear pet with the end of a relationship he sings “This may be the last time / The last time I put on my shoes / Go down to the corner and buy the damn cat the expensive food,” capturing a dreary, sad state of affairs that’s all too real for all too many of us.

Check it out below or on streaming platforms.

Father John Misty’s new album Chloë and the Next 20th Century is out on April 8 through Bella Union/Sub Pop (pre-order/save). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

If you’re in the UK and weren’t fortunate enough to get a ticket to FJM’s show at the Barbican with the London Sinfonietta, then you’re in luck as he’s revealed a number of in-store gigs:

Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday.