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Father John Misty releases music video for Leaving LA

American singer-songwriter Father John Misty has released a music video for ‘Leaving LA’, the 13-minute focal point of his album Pure Comedy.

The video, shot in monochrome and minimalist in its production effectively complements the 10-verse chorus-less track. Directed by Grant James and Father John himself, it eschews tropes like chaos, stop-motion animation and Macaulay Culkin used in the previous videos.

Watching Father John Misty, with an acoustic guitar, crooning into the microphone along with Gavin Bryars’ string ensemble in a cosy studio is pure bliss.