Mitski has properly announced her new album, ‘The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We’.
Set for release on 15th September via Dead Oceans, it comes alongside its lead single, ‘Bug Like an Angel’.
Described in a press release as “Mitski’s most sonically expansive, epic, and wise album to date”, it was recorded at both the Bomb Shelter in East Nashville and Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles and incorporates an orchestra arranged and conducted by Drew Erickson, as well as a full choir of 17 people — 12 in Los Angeles and 5 in Nashville — arranged by Mitski.
With a full band recording together live in the studio, Mitski worked with her longtime producer Patrick Hyland, with influences including Ennio Morricone’s Spaghetti Western scores, Carter Burwell’s Fargo soundtrack, Arthur Russell, Scott Walker and more.
“This is my most American album,” Mitski explains. “The best thing I ever did in my life was to love people. I wish I could leave behind all the love I have, after I die, so that I can shine all this goodness, all this good love that I’ve created onto other people.”
You can check out thevideo for ‘Bug Like an Angel’ – directed by Noel Paul – below.