Father John Misty - "Pure Comedy"
There's no contesting it—Father John Misty is definitely one of the best songwriters around, and he proved it time and again on 2015's I Love You, Honeybear. Beyond his unparalleled abilities to weave an alluring narrative, though, what makes Josh Tillman so fascinating is his scathing commentary on America. Like "Bored in the USA" from Honeybear, "Pure Comedy" laments the flaws within our society, from gender inequality to other conservative beliefs. His analogies read as hyperbolic and his accompanying visuals are bizarre and jarring, all of which seem completely fitting considering the strangeness that is 2017.—Joyce