Pull up a stool, grab your beer, make a new pal at Bob's Country Bunker; Mr J Misty has a story to tell. Another of life and love labelled Goodbye Mr Blue: the third such story from his forthcoming studio album, Chloë and The Next 20th Century, reaching our hearts, minds and souls, via Bella Union and Sub Pop, on April 8th, 2022, not long to wait. So far in the delectable collection of 11, the trilogy's styles have differed in sound; their common thread is narrative, gutwrenching at times, sincere either directly to a subject or about their position in our world.
Softly, softly, rounded edges make a cushiony float on endless clouds. Father's orchestral sound that is never far from the door gives a helping hand to the acoustic guitar that partners his voice. It's Jolene, but chill. It's terribly sad; Mr Blue- unlike Breakfast at Tiffanies, belongs and symbolically passes away. So does a relationship. There's pondering of 'if only': "This may be the last time. Last time I get out of bed. Put coffee on and try, in your words 'To show some initiative'." It speaks to people greatly. It speaks to people on an emphatic level. It always has.
FJM performs at some incredibly intimate gigs this Spring in the UK: Gold dust tickets on sale tomorrow, March 11th: