Attention Wes Anderson, Father John Misty’s new “Please Don’t Die” music video may just give Isle of Dogs a run for its money.
This three-minute animation is full of frames you’d want to pause and scrutinize. We have a puppet, crafted in the image of Josh Tillman, moping in a wrecked living room filled with empty bottles, cigarette butts and other remnants of a broken soul. The puppet then descends to hell, canoes with the Grim Reaper, battles a bunch of skeletons, visits his own grave and is finally rescued by astronaut angels. There’s a lot going on here—we mean every word.
The video for the folk-rock single is released in anticipation of his forthcoming LP, God’s Favorite Customer, which arrives June 1.
Watch it here: