Mitski | photo by Ebru Yildiz courtesy of the artist
Prepare to love Mitski more with fourth single and video from ‘Laurel Hell’
There’s more to love from Mitski in advance of her new LP Laurel Hell, due February 4th. Today, the musician behind possibly the most favorably-reviewed album of 2018, Be the Cowboy, shared her new single “Love Me More” with a music video by director Christopher Good.
“Love Me More,” like the other tracks on Laurel Hell, was written as a “pep talk” from the artist, to the artist. “I need you to love me more / love me more, love me more,” is Mitski’s response to pandemic isolation and the possibility her career in music could end. A strange thought to comment on, considering Mitski is about to embark on a completely sold-out North American tour, but when the day comes, she’ll need love to fill the void.
The evolution of “Love Me More” came a long way before its finished state. “It’s been too fast, too slow, and at some point, it was even an old style country song,” says Mitski in a press release. Eventually, the song was completed by the addition of a tingling ostinato over the chorus, an addition Mitski adds was, “how the track was meant to sound.”
Watch below for the music video for “Love Me More.” And if you have tickets for Mitski’s sold-out March 25th at Franklin Music Hall: congratulations.