Mitski has shared a third single, “Love Me More,” from her new album, Laurel Hell, which is out February 4 via Dead Oceans. The new track is a dramatic, synth-disco jam with a video that includes some equally dramatic choreography and even a Mitski marionette. Check it out below.
Mitski released a statement about the new track: “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.”
Laurel Hell follows 2018’s Be the Cowboy.
Mitski’s Laurel Hell is one of our most anticipated albums of the year.