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Mitski reveals atmospheric track "Geyser" alongside details of new album

14 May 2018, 16:30 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Esteemed songwriter and storyteller Mitski has revealed "Geyser", the first track taken from upcoming album Be The Cowboy.

Mitski is a professional when it comes to emotional, atmospheric music. The Japanese/American singer/songwriter has always had a vivid imagination that translates beautifully within her music.

"Geyser" is the first track to be taken from the upcoming album, and it's undoubtedly brimming with atmospheric soundscapes and Mitski's ethereal vocals.

While delicate and bold at the same time, Mitski's "Geyser" presents a woman who translates narratives into music impeccably.

Speaking about her upcoming album Be The Cowboy, Mitski explained some of the narrative behind her new music as, "a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel. Because women have so little power and showing emotion is seen as weakness, this ‘character’ clings to any amount of control she can get. Still, there is something very primordial in her that is trying to find a way to get out.”

Having collaborated with long-time producer Patrick Hyland on her new album, Hyland wanted the listeners to receive the loneliness surrounding Mitski's music, as he states they aimed for a "person singing alone on stage" kind of atmosphere, dropping layered vocals so listeners can hear the raw emotion in Mitski's music.

Be The Cowboy is due for release on 17 August via Dead Oceans.


  1. Geyser
  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
  9. Nobody
  10. Pink in the Night
  11. A Horse Named Cold Air
  12. Washing Machine Heart
  13. Blue Light
  14. Two Slow Dancers
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