Father John Misty joins the Grim Reaper in claymation video for new track ‘Please Don’t Die’

The video, for the ‘God’s Favorite Customer’ track, was created by Chris Hopewell, responsible for past clips from Radiohead, Run The Jewels and more.

You all remember Radiohead’s claymation video for ‘Burn The Witch’ from back in 2016, right? Well the artist behind it - Chris Hopewell - has lent his hand to Father John Misty’s new video for ‘Please Don’t Die’.

The brilliant clip, for the latest preview of Papa John’s upcoming LP ‘God’s Favorite Customer’, out Friday (1st June), sees claymation Josh Tillman sitting in a lonely hotel room, before taking a ride with the Grim Reaper down the River Styx and uncovering all manner of wonders, before narrowly avoiding the singer’s untimely death. Let’s just say, it’s quite a trip.

‘God’s Favorite Customer’ follows last year’s ‘Pure Comedy’, and is set to be taken on a huge world tour, which stopped in London’s Victoria Park as part of the inaugural All Points East festival at the weekend.

Watch the ‘Please Don’t Die’ video and view FJM’s world tour dates below.

30 Dublin, Vicar Street

01 Barcelona, Primavera Sound
02 Nimes, This Is Not A Love Song
03 Paris, We Love Green
05 Warsaw, Palladium
07 Porto, NOS Primavera Sound
08 Aarhus, NorthSide Festival
10 Hilvarenbeek, Best Kept Secret
12 Oslo, Sentrum Scene
14 Bergen, Bergenfest
15-17 Hunter, Mountain Jam
16 Minneapolis, Rock The Garden Festival
24 Hollywood, Hollywood Bowl

13 Louisville, Forecastle Festival
20 Jacksonville, Britt Pavilion
21 Troutdale, Edgefield Amphitheatre
22 Seattle, Capitol Hill Block Party
27 New York, Panorama Festival
28 Newport, Newport Folk Festival
29 Portland, Thompson’s Point

01 Raleigh, North Carolina Museum of Art Park Theatre
02 Washington, The Anthem
03 Pittsburgh, Stage AE
04 Toronto, Historic Fort York & Garrison Commons
10-12 San Francisco, Outside Lands Festival
12 Boise, Knitting Factory Concert House
13 Salt Lake City, The Union
15 Morrison, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
17 Kansas City, Uptown Theatre
17-19 Omaha, Maha Music Festival

09 Vancouver, SKOOKUM Festival
20 Milwaukee, Pabst Theatre
21 Indianapolis, MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park
22 Cleveland, Agora Theatre
25 Charlottesville, Jefferson Theatre
26 Charlotte, The Fillmore
28 Miami Beach, The Fillmore at the Jackie Gleason Theatre
29 Orlando, Hard Rock Live

01 Athens, Georgia Theatre
03 Birmingham, Iron City
06 New Orleans, Civic Theatre
05-07 Austin, Austin City Limits
09 Knoxville, The Mill & Mine
10 Oxford, The Lyric
11 Oklahoma City, The Jones Assembly
12-14 Austin, Austin City Limits
26 Gateshead, Sage
27 Liverpool, Olympia
28 Portsmouth, Guildhall
29 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
30 Bath, Forum

01 Antwerp, De Roma
02 Eindhoven, Effenaar
03 Groningen, TakeRoot Festival
05 Amsterdam, Paradiso
06 Darmstadt, Centralstation
07 Berlin, Huxleys Neue Welt
09-10 Weissenhäuser Strand, Rolling Stone Weekender
11 Gothenburg, Konserthuset
14 Budapest, Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
15 Vienna, Arena Wien
16 Rist, Rolling Stone Park
17 Zurich, Rote Fabrik
18 Lausanne, Les Docks

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