Rockville, Maryland native Joshua Tillman has been recording music for over ten years under his given name, as well as J. Tillman, and most recently as Father John Misty. He was also a member of Fleet Foxes from 2008-2012. It was after leaving Fleet Foxes that Tillman began releasing albums as Father John Misty, for the Sub Pop label. I Love You, Honeybear is his second full-length under that moniker. Tillman is a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter with a distinct narrative voice. He has described the new record as a concept album about himself.