News Mitski announces new album ‘Laurel Hell’

Mitski announces new album 'Laurel Hell'
Photo: Ebru Yildiz

Listen to lead single ‘The Only Heartbreaker’ now.

Three years on since the release of ‘Be The Cowboy’, Mitski has announced that her new album ‘Laurel Hell’ will be out on 4th February on Dead Oceans.

After her 2018 album resulted in her “putting on different masks” in her music, Mitski began writing songs that stripped away the masks and revealed the complex and often contradictory realities behind them.

“I needed love songs about real relationships that are not power struggles to be won or lost,” she explains. “I needed songs that could help me forgive both others and myself. I make mistakes all the time. I don’t want to put on a front where I’m a role model, but I’m also not a bad person. I needed to create this space mostly for myself where I sat in that gray area.”

Sharing new single ‘The Only Heartbreaker’ alongside the news, the track is accompanied by a video co-directed by Maegan Houang and Jeff Desom. Maegan comments, “The worst pain I’ve experienced is when I’ve fully understood the pain I’ve caused another. It’s one of the hardest parts of being human, that no matter our intentions, we’ll inevitably do something hurtful to our fellow man, if not someone we love. In this case, the harm Mitski enacts in the video is to the world. It’s unstoppable and destructive, but worst of all, she doesn’t even want it to happen. She’s a stand-in for humanity as we collectively do so little to save ourselves and our planet.”

Check it out below.

‘Laurel Hell’ Tracklisting:
1. Valentine, Texas
2. Working for the Knife
3. Stay Soft
4. Everyone
5. Heat Lightning
6. The Only Heartbreaker
7. Love Me More
8. There’s Nothing Left For You
9. Should’ve Been Me
10. I Guess
11. That’s Our Lamp

See Mitski live at the following dates:

FEBRUARY
17 - Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel - SOLD OUT
18 - Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz - SOLD OUT
19 - Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern - SOLD OUT
21 - Birmingham, AL @ Iron City - SOLD OUT
22 - New Orleans, LA @ Civic Theatre - SOLD OUT
24 - Houston, TX @ The Lawn at White Oak Music Hall - SOLD OUT
25 - Dallas, TX @ The Factory in Deep Ellum - SOLD OUT
26 - Austin, TX @ ACL Live at Moody Theater - SOLD OUT
28 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren - SOLD OUT

MARCH
02 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall - SOLD OUT
03 - Los Angeles, CA @ Shrine Exposition Hall - SOLD OUT
04 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater - SOLD OUT
05 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater - SOLD OUT
07 - Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall - SOLD OUT
09 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre - SOLD OUT
10 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre - SOLD OUT
12 - Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom
14 - St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre - SOLD OUT
15 - Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre - SOLD OUT
17 - Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple Theatre - SOLD OUT
18 - Toronto, ON @ Massey Hall - SOLD OUT
19 - Montreal, QC @ St-Jean-Baptiste Church - SOLD OUT
21 - Boston, MA @ Roadrunner - SOLD OUT
22 - Boston, MA @ Roadrunner - SOLD OUT
24 - New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall - SOLD OUT
25 - Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall - SOLD OUT
26 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem - SOLD OUT
27 - Washington, DC @ The Anthem - SOLD OUT
29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE - SOLD OUT
30 - Louisville, KY @ Old Forester’s Paristown Hall - SOLD OUT
31 - Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium - SOLD OUT

APRIL
21 - Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory - SOLD OUT
22 - Leeds, UK @ University Union Refectory - SOLD OUT
23 - Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom - SOLD OUT
25 - Dublin, IE @ Vicar Street - SOLD OUT
26 - Manchester, UK @ Manchester Academy - SOLD OUT
28 - London, UK @ The Roundhouse - SOLD OUT
29 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton - SOLD OUT
30 - Brussels, BE @ Les Nuits Botanique Festival - SOLD OUT

MAY
02 - Tourcoing, FR @ Le Grand Mix - SOLD OUT
03 - Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
04 - Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso - SOLD OUT
06 - Zurich, CH @ Kaufleuten
07 - Lausanne, CH @ Les Docks
09 - Berlin, DE @ Metropol - SOLD OUT
10 - Copenhagen, DK @ Vega - SOLD OUT
11 - Stockholm, SE @ Fållan
12 - Oslo, NO @ Sentrum Scene
14 - Hamburg, DE @ Fabrik - SOLD OUT
15 - Cologne, DE @ Carlswerk Victoria - SOLD OUT
17 - Vienna, AU @ WUK - SOLD OUT
18 - Prague, CZ @ Archa Theatre - SOLD OUT
19 - Munich, DE @ Strom - SOLD OUT

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