Father John Misty has just released the music video for “Date Night.” The song comes from his latest album, God’s Favourite Customer, released early last month through Sub Pop and Bella Union.
The majority of the video features surreal-looking characters and monsters struggling to date. With psychedelic visuals, it seems like “Date Night” is using animations to reflect on the strange events of Tinder hookup culture.
Nearly 30 seconds in, we see monsters absent-mindedly using their phones on the toilet (something Glamour reports nearly 70% of Tinder users do while looking for matches), not realizing that their about to fall over a cliff. Later on, we see a trippy crystal ball saying, “THIS IS WHO WE CHOSE FOR YOU,” in all capitals.
It was directed and animated by Calgary artist Chad VanGaalen.
Watch the video below: