Mitski has announced plans for new album ‘The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We’.
The American artist’s 2022 album ‘Laurel Hell’ became something of a landmark, propelled by a series of balletic tour dates. Beloved by TikTok, and adored by a huge LGBTQI+ audience, Mitski seemed to charm all in front of her.
Clash reviewer Lucy Harbron called it “a big album that demands to be known, full of indie-pop wonders and most of her most moving ballads yet. Every emotion is beautifully and uniquely articulated in lyric and sound, every instrument is mixed to perfection, every song rejects that skip button.”
Now Mitski is back. The songwriter sent out a newsletter over the weekend, with a small voice note attached. In it, she detailed plans for her new album ‘The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We’ – which will be released later this year.
She also promised new music on Wednesday (July 26th) – honestly, can’t wait. The news – naturally – caused huge rejoicing from Mitski’s massive, online-engaged fanbase.
The announce was subsequently confirmed by Mitski’s long-time label Dead Ocean, who corroborated the voice note.
Find the voice note in full below.
mdash; mitski stats (@mitskidata) July 23, 2023
Clash was granted an intimate audience with Mitski in 2019, a deep-dive into her potent creativity. “Up ‘til now I’ve been very dependent on a song just coming to me in a way. I did go to music school, I did study composition and with these songs I did sort of rally myself to write even if I was exhausted and try and draw from different parts of myself to write and I didn’t realise I could do that.”
Re-visit that interview in the Clash archive.