“Love Me More”: A New Single and Music Video from Mitski

A slow-fast pace of Mitski' story in this new MV directed by Christoper Good...

A slow-fast pace of Mitski’ story in this new MV directed by Christoper Good.

Image by @mitskileaks — Instagram

Mitski has released another track from her upcoming album Laurel Hell, which will be released on February 4 via Dead Oceans. Christopher Good, who previously directed “Nobody,” has directed the video for “Love Me More.” See it below. Mitski said of the new song in a statement:

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. 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.

In support of the album, she will embark on a sold-out tour. Working for the Knife, The Only Heartbreaker, and Heat Lightning are included on the album. Mitski’s last album was 2018’s Be the Cowboy.

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