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Mitski Announces Sixth Album 'Laurel Hell', Shares New Single The Only Heartbreaker

Wednesday, 10 November 2021 Written by Jon Stickler

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

Mitski has shared details of her sixth studio album.

The follow-up to 2018's 'Be The Cowboy' is called 'Laurel Hell' and will arrive on February 4 via Dead Oceans. It was recorded with longtime producer Patrick Hyland during the isolation due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Alongside the announcement, the American singer-songwriter has dropped the emotional track The Only Heartbreaker, which is driven by a dancey, '80s-inspired beat and synth melody. Co-written with Dan Wilson, it follows the previously unveiled first single, Working For The Knife, and comes paired with a surreal video co-directed by Maegan Houang and Jeff Desom.

In a statement, Mitski said that the song is about, "the person always messing up in the relationship, the designated Bad Guy who gets the blame. It could simply be about that, but I also wanted to depict something sadder beneath the surface, that maybe the reason you’re always the one making mistakes is because you’re the only one trying."

Commenting on the creative motivation behind the record, she added: "I needed love songs about real relationships that are not power struggles to be won or lost. I needed songs that could help me forgive both others and myself. I make mistakes all the time. I don't want to put on a front where I’m a role model, but I’m also not a bad person. I needed to create this space mostly for myself where I sat in that grey area."

In October, Mitski confirmed a 2022 tour, kicking off in North America, followed by UK and European dates in the spring, marking her first appearances over here since 2018. Tickets are on sale now. 

'Lauren Hell' tracklist:

1. Valentine, Texas
2. Working for the Knife
3. Stay Soft
4. Everyone
5. Heat Lightning
6. The Only Heartbreaker
7. Love Me More
8. There’s Nothing Left For You
9. Should’ve Been Me
10. I Guess
11. That’s Our Lamp

Mitski Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Thu February 17 2022 - ASHEVILLE North Carolina - Orange Peel (USA)
Fri February 18 2022 - RALEIGH North Carolina - Ritz (USA)
Sat February 19 2022 - ATLANTA Georgia - Eastern Atlanta (USA)
Mon February 21 2022 - BIRMINGHAM AL Alabama - Iron City (USA)
Tue February 22 2022 - NEW ORLEANS Louisiana - Civic Theatre New Orleans (USA)
Thu February 24 2022 - HOUSTON Texas - White Oak Music Hall (USA)
Fri February 25 2022 - DALLAS Texas - Factory in Deep Ellum (USA)
Sat February 26 2022 - AUSTIN Texas - Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater (USA)
Mon February 28 2022 - PHOENIX Arizona - Van Buren (USA)
Wed March 02 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Shrine Expo Hall (USA)
Thu March 03 2022 - LOS ANGELES California - Shrine Expo Hall (USA)
Fri March 04 2022 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater - Oakland (USA)
Sat March 05 2022 - OAKLAND California - Fox Theater - Oakland (USA)
Mon March 07 2022 - PORTLAND Oregon - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall (USA)
Wed March 09 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Moore Theatre (USA)
Thu March 10 2022 - SEATTLE Washington - Moore Theatre (USA)
Sat March 12 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Mission Ballroom (USA)
Mon March 14 2022 - SAINT PAUL Minnesota - Palace Theatre St. Paul (USA)
Tue March 15 2022 - MILWAUKEE Wisconsin - Miller High Life Theatre (USA)
Thu March 17 2022 - DETROIT Michigan - Masonic Theater at The Masonic Temple (USA)
Fri March 18 2022 - TORONTO Ontario - Massey Hall (Canada)
Sat March 19 2022 - MONTREAL Quebec - Eglise St-Jean-Baptiste (Canada)
Mon March 21 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Roadrunner Boston (USA)
Tue March 22 2022 - BOSTON Massachusetts - Roadrunner Boston (USA)
Thu March 24 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Radio City Music Hall (USA)
Fri March 25 2022 - PHILADELPHIA Pennsylvania - Franklin Music Hall (USA)
Sat March 26 2022 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - Anthem (USA)
Sun March 27 2022 - WASHINGTON District of Columbia - Anthem (USA)
Tue March 29 2022 - PITTSBURGH Pennsylvania - Stage AE (USA)
Wed March 30 2022 - LOUISVILLE Kentucky - Old Forester's Paristown Hall (USA)
Thu March 31 2022 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Ryman Auditorium (USA)

Thu April 21 2022 - BRISTOL Marble Factory
Fri April 22 2022 - LEEDS Leeds University Refectory
Sat April 23 2022 - GLASGOW Barrowland Ballroom
Mon April 25 2022 - DUBLIN Vicar Street
Tue April 26 2022 - MANCHESTER Manchester Academy
Thu April 28 2022 - LONDON Roundhouse
Fri April 29 2022 - LONDON O2 Academy Brixton

Sat April 30 2022 - BRUSSELS Botanique (Belgium)
Mon May 02 2022 - TOURCOING Le Grand Mix (France)
Tue May 03 2022 - PARIS Le Cabaret Sauvage (France)
Wed May 04 2022 - AMSTERDAM Paradiso (Netherlands)
Fri May 06 2022 - ZURICH Les Docks (Switzerland)
Sat May 07 2022 - LAUSANNE Les Docks (Switzerland)
Mon May 09 2022 - BERLIN Metropol (Germany)
Tue May 10 2022 - COPENHAGEN Vega (Denmark)
Wed May 11 2022 - STOCKHOLM Nalen (Sweden)
Thu May 12 2022 - OSLO Rockefeller Music Hall (Norway)
Sat May 14 2022 - HAMBURG Fabrik (Germany)
Sun May 15 2022 - COLOGNE Stollwerck (Germany)
Tue May 17 2022 - VIENNA WUK (Austria)
Wed May 18 2022 - PRAGUE Rock Cafe (Czech Republic)
Thu May 19 2022 - MUNICH Strom (Germany)

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