Father John Misty has shared the music video for his Chloë and the Next Century track ‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’, directed by filmmaker and photographer Emma Elizabeth Tillman. The deluxe box set version of the LP includes a 7″ single featuring a cover of the track by Lana Del Rey, and today her rendition has also been made available on digital platforms. Listen to it and watch the new video below.
Talking about the visual, Emma Elizabeth Tillman explained in a press release:
‘Buddy’s Rendezvous’ is a world unto itself. It is a place out of time. My dream for the video is that it would surrender itself to the power of the song. An unnamed man (played by Craig Stark), fresh out of jail and down on his luck makes his way across the fractured landscape of Los Angeles to meet his daughter (played by Arrow DeWilde). All the while he is beset by memories of a more innocent time. Despite her hesitance, his daughter and her boyfriend (played by Gilbert Trejo) agree to meet her father and find moments of sadness and sparks of tenderness in the connection made. Although the video and the song can be considered love letters to Los Angeles, the themes are universal. Disappointments, regrets, forgiveness, tenderness, perseverance, and love. The incredible performances by Arrow, Craig, Gilbert, and David Haley all coalesce to bring this vision to life. Cinematography by James Wall on 16mm evokes the down and out feeling of LA, merging past and present. This video could not have been accomplished without the talent of producer Bria Little and creative director and editor Jonathan King.