Once upon a time, many months and Lana Del Rey posts ago, we asked Aubrey Plaza what was on her iPod.
The Parks and Recreation actress tipped us off to the then-unreleased “Hollywood Forever Cemetery” from J. Tillman, formerly of the Fleet Foxes, and mentioned that she’d be starring in its video.
And Aubrey Plaza is not a liar!
Under the moniker Father John Misty, Tillman has released the song (now titled “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”) as the lead single off his forthcoming debut Fear Fun (out May 1), as well as a video to match. Named for one of L.A.’s oldest burial grounds, the droney psych-rock dirge is a bit of a departure from Fleet Foxes’ fey forest-folk, but one that will likely please old fans nonetheless.
As for the video: “We created this trippy funeral scene in Laurel Canyon,” Parks and Rec‘s deadpan doyenne told us back in September. “I play a crazy person who destroys the funeral.”
Watch Plaza go certifiably H.A.M. — eating flowers, smashing turntables, smoking apples — in the video below: