Mitski “comes back and it’s the end of the world” – Annenberg Media
Mitski announced international tour dates on Tuesday and released a music video for his new single, “Working for the Knife,” from his upcoming sixth studio album on Tuesday. Mitski will take the stage at the Shrine Auditorium opposite the University Park campus on March 3.
This announcement marks the return of @mitskileaks after deleting all of their social media accounts in 2019, however, their new accounts are being managed by their management. It’s somewhat ironic that Mitski has withdrawn from social media, as many of her songs – “Me and My Husband,” “Strawberry Blond,” “Nobody” and “Washing Machine Heart” – have gone viral on Tiktok over the years. last two years.
The Japanese-American singer-songwriter began her career in 2012, but was rocketed to mainstream audiences following the release of her 2018 album, “Be The Cowboy,” which topped many top lists. albums of the year for publications like Pitchfork, Vautour and the New York Times. Known for her emotionally evocative and confessional lyricism and melodies inspired by dark rock, pop and folk, Mitski often sings about the existential terror and emptiness of modern life, as well as the overwhelming emotions of love, sexuality. and interpersonal relationships. She has previously performed with Lorde and Lucy Dacus, who are considered contemporaries of the “sad indie girl” in a genre often dominated by white artists.
In the new video, Mitski dons a pair of cowboy boots, a nod to his previous cowboy designs, and a silky blue jumpsuit under a leather trench coat. Bursting with sensuality and conflict, she dances and struggles in an empty theater as she sings the struggles of her career as an artist. She seems to lift the curtain on herself with a slight wave of her hand, a hollow smile appearing under the brim of her hat. She then assumes a sensual character who wanders through space, riding and licking the balustrade and crawling along the walls. A projector finds her halfway through the video, propelling her from the hall of the room to the audience and finally to the stage.
The song actually only lasts about two and a half minutes. But the end of the five-minute music video is filled with the roar of cheers from the audience followed only by the sounds of Mitksi’s body against the stage and his quickening breath. She turns her head to look at the camera, the briefest flash of a euphoric smile before going dark.
This is exactly the sort of throaty, emotional performance that fans can expect from her. From screaming in the reverberation of her guitar in her NPR Tiny Desk performance of “Class of 2013” to her slow, fiery lunge throughout her live performances of “I Want You”, Mitski has always been just as much a physical performer and gestural because it is emotional. As she takes the stage again next spring, fans can hopefully expect the same raw energy in her live performances that she clearly retained in her latest music video.
Tickets will be available for presale on October 6 at 10 a.m. in the venue’s local time zone. on mitski.com.