Mitski - WXPN
Where They’re From: New York City, NY
Who They Are: Indie superstar Mitski draws from her background in classical music to create thoughtfully-composed pop songs with her own rawness and vulnerability. This recipe has proved highly successful for Mitski; she’s steadily grown a cult audience since the release of her lo-fi third album Bury Me at Makeout Creek. Her songwriting is often inspired by the number of times she moved and was uprooted as a child. Mitski’s popularity exploded after 2018’s Be the Cowboy, which topped many music critics’ lists of best records of the year.
Years Active: 2012-present
Essential Albums: Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014), Puberty 2 (2016), Be the Cowboy (2018)