Mitski has shared another taster of her forthcoming album, ‘Laurel Hell’.
Titled ‘Love Me More’, the latest cut follows up on previous singles ‘Heat Lightning’, ‘The Only Heartbreaker’ and ‘Working For The Knife’.
Mitski explains “As ‘Love Me More’ was written pre-pandemic, lyrics like ‘If I keep myself at home’ had different meanings than what they would now, but I kept them on the album because I found that some of the sentiments not only remained the same, but were accentuated by the lockdown.”
“‘Love Me More’ went through the most iterations out of all the songs on the album,” Mitski adds. “It’s been too fast, too slow, and at some point, it was even an old style country song. Finally, I think because we had watched The Exorcist, we thought of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells and experimented with floating an ostinato over the chorus. As we steadily evolved the ostinato to fit over the chord progressions, we began to hear how the track was meant to sound.”
Her first album since 2018’s ‘Be The Cowboy’, ‘Laurel Hell’ is set for release on 4th February. You can check out a Christopher Good-directed video for ‘Love Me More’ below.