There’s listening to Father John Misty’s love songs. And then there’s listening. Disappointing Diamonds Are The Rarest of Them All is the Rockville crooner’s latest single off of his upcoming album, which is set to release at the beginning of June, and is a brief showcase of his wit and talent.
Glitzy and glamorous production disguises the track’s obscene metaphors, that subverts listener’s expectations surrounding love songs, a formula Misty perfected on his 2015 release, ‘I Love You, Honeybear’. So severe and clever is the juxtaposition between similes such as ‘Like a carcass left out in the heat/This love is bursting out of me’ and the triumphant saxophone that dances throughout the short track, it will surely be missed during a cursory listen. It’s upbeat and insincere, with a chirpy, memorable piano driven melody that makes the track incredibly listenable.
Father John Misty has once again flexed his lyrical muscles to create an experience that is so deeply nuanced that it would be an injustice to casually listen to. If you were remotely a fan of I Love You, Honeybear, don’t miss God’s New Favorite Customer, dropping June 1st this year.