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Mitski shares animated video for stirring new single ‘Heat Lightning’

Mitski is back with a video for her new single “Heat Lightning” from her forthcoming album Laurel Hell.

On “Heat Lightning,” Mitski’s powerful, finnessed vocals take the lead. The slowly building track opens with brooding melodies. As it progresses, the song builds into an explosive, percussion-heavy ballad. This new tune is sure to get you emotional, as Mitski really hones in on her vulnerable songwriting. Lyrically, Mitski delivers lines like, “And there’s nothing I can do/ Not much I can chance/ So I give it up to you/ I hope that’s okay.”

The accompanying video comes packed with captivating, colourful animations that will entrance you just as much as the song. The clip is animated by Alex Moy.

Watch the video for “Heat Lightning” below.

Laurel Hell marks Mitski’s sixth studio album. The record is set to be “more uptempo and dance-y.” “I needed to create something that was also a pep talk… Like, it’s time, we’re going to dance through this.”

In addition to “Heat Lightning,” Laurel Hell features previously released singles “Working For The Knife” and “The Only Heartbreaker.”

Laurel Hell is out on February 4th via Dead Oceans. Pre-order the album here and check out the tracklist below.

Laurel Hell Tracklist:

01 – “Valentine, Texas”
02 – “Working For The Knife”
03 – “Stay Soft”
04 – “Everyone”
05 – “Heat Lightning”
06 – “The Only Heartbreaker”
07 – “Love Me More”
08 – “There’s Nothing Left For You”
09 – “Should’ve Been Me”
10 – “I Guess”
11 – “That’s Our Lamp”

“The Only Heartbreaker” is definitely going to be a standout on the forthcoming album. Mitski is at her most upbeat on the tune. “The Only Heartbreaker” is a percussion-driven track with shimmering synths and bright melodies. At the chorus, the track explodes into a dance-worthy anthem.

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