Mitski appeared on US telly last night (1st March), performing her recent track ‘Stay Soft’.
Taken from her latest album ‘Laurel Hell’, she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
“‘Stay Soft’ was a more straightforward rock song when I wrote it on guitar, but the darkly sexual lyrics sung in that context felt too heavy and melodramatic,” Mitski explained on the track’s release earlier this month. “So we couched the depressing lyrics in an inviting dance beat, which is a trick people have used for hundreds of years. The remnants of the original grungy feeling can be heard starting at the instrumental interlude, when the distorted guitar comes in.
“This song, frankly, is about hurt people finding each other, and using sex to make sense of their pain. This is by no means the correct way to cope with trauma, but it’s a thing people do regardless, and I always want to write songs about what we actually do, so that we don’t feel alone in them.”