Father John Misty is a man of simple taste and robust opinion. Known for writing ballads relevant to the present moment, he announces his newest record Pure Comedy in seemingly perfect timing. The topics of choice are clearly defined in the title track, shared below, which explores societal trends, technological obsessions, popular dependencies, and the overall state of humanity across the human lifespan.He describes this new track as a lengthy dissection of “the comedy of man”. While the images in the video seem more specific than the lyrics of the song, he tells NPR, “There’s nothing political about ‘Pure Comedy.’ Unless that’s what the viewer wants, even with all the gratuitous footage of political figures. The video is only ‘about Trump’ in that the video is about human beings.”Images of Trump, Obama, Kanye West, and Pepe the Frog are all characters of the animated depiction. The song also appears to address relevant topics like big pharma, global warming, and natural disasters, as well as societal obsessions like religion, gluttony, and general foolishness.Pure Comedy comes out April 7, but you can listen to the title track below:Josh Tillman teamed up with Jonathon Wilson to produce the 75-minute record, which you can learn more about in the 25-minute documentary film below:You can also see the new album’s artwork, in GIF form, below:
Before the premiere, MTV will air The Challenge: Double Agents Declassified on Monday, December 7, which will provide an inside look at the season and the cast — including two returners who have since taken time off.Darrell Taylor, who was last seen on XXX: Dirty 30 in 2017, and Theresa Gonzalez, who most recently competed on The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II in 2015, are both back and ready to take home the cash prize.- Advertisement – In the words of C.T., let’s f–kin’ go! Season 36 of The Challenge has arrived. On Thursday, November 12, MTV announced the cast for The Challenge: Double Agents, set to premiere next month.In addition to 20 returning competitors, 10 rookies will be joining the season, which will return to a partner format. Filmed in Iceland, the 30 reality stars will compete “in a game of secrets, spies and lies for their share of one million dollars.”- Advertisement – This season is also introducing stars from other shows — and other walks of life — including Amber Borzotra from Big Brother 16, Gabby Allen from Love Island 3, Amber Martinez from Are You the One? 8, Mechie Harris from Ex on the Beach 3, former WWE star Lio Rush and former Olympian Lolo Jones.America’s Got Talent alum Joseph Allen, Ultimate Beastmaster star Nam Vo, Shipwrecked‘s Liv Jawando and Survivor winner Natalie Anderson will also compete.Scroll through the gallery below to meet the cast.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
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