Indie rock darling Mitski will make her return with the new album called Be The Cowboy set for a release on August 17th via Dead Oceans. Along with the announcement comes the album’s lead single “Geyser” with an accompanying video directed by Zia Anger.
The song is an emotional explosion that gives a glimpse into the world of an artist ready to let the rest of world in, exposing all of her own inner turmoil. The video features Mitski taking you along for the emotional ride throughout various environmental landscapes while looking deeply into the camera as she performs intesely but graciously. Anger is known for directing the short’s Lover Boy, I Remember Nothing and My Last Film.
“For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction,” explains Mitski. “I had been on the road for a long time, which is so isolating, and had to run my own business at the same time. A lot of this record was me not having any feelings, being completely spent but then trying to rally myself and wake up and get back to Mitski.”
Be the Cowboy is the follow up to 2016s critically acclaimed Puberty 2 and it is the 27 year old New York natives fifth studio album. She is a muilt-instrumental musician having played guitar, bass and piano to compliment her swirling vocal style.
Mitski recently finished a tour in April opening for Lorde along with Run the Jewels and will hit the road starting June 9 for a Summer tour. She will hit cities such as Fort Collins, Santa Fe and Gainesville and will then head to Europe for a fall tour that will see stops in Glasgow, London, Paris and Berlin.
See a track listing for Be the Cowboy below.
2. Why Didn’t You Stop Me
3. Old Friend
4. A Pearl
5. Lonesome Love
6. Remember My Name
7. Me And My Husband
8. Come Into the Water
10. Pink in the Night
11. A Horse Named Cold Air
12. Washing Machine Heart
13. Blue Light
14. Two Slow Dancers