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Mitski announces new album, Be The Cowboy

By | Published on Tuesday 15 May 2018


Mitski has announced that she will release new album, ‘Be The Cowboy’, this summer. The follow-up to 2016’s ‘Puberty 2’, it’s set for release on 17 Aug.

“For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction”, explains Mitski. While she hesitates to go so far as to say she created full-on characters, she reveals she had in mind “a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel”.

She goes on: “Because women have so little power and showing emotion is seen as weakness, this ‘character’ clings to any amount of control she can get. Still, there is something very primordial in her that is trying to find a way to get out”.

The album’s first single, ‘Geyser’, is out now. Watch the video here:

Mitski will be touring the UK and Ireland later this year. Here are the dates:

19 Sep: Manchester, Gorilla
20 Sep: Glasgow, Saint Luke’s
22 Sep: Dublin, Tivoli Theatre
24 Sep: Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
25 Sep: Bristol, Trinity Arts Centre
26 Sep: London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire