Mitski has shared two new singles from her forthcoming album, The Land is Inhospitable and So Are We. Together, “Star” and “Heaven” form a pair of celestial twins, each expanding from relatively modest beginnings to filigreed, Wall-of-Sound peaks. “Star,” for example, takes a fairly stock metaphor — “Love is like a star” — and guides it to its tragic yet inevitable conclusion over an enveloping organ drone.
“Heaven,” meanwhile, kicks off as a swooning country ballad in the vein of Angel Olsen‘s Big Time before being subsumed by a lush orchestral breakdown, trilling flutes and all. In tandem with these singles, Mitski has announced the “Amateur Mistake” tour, a brief run of intimate, acoustic performances across the U.K. and the rest of Europe this October. Find those dates and listen to “Star” and “Heaven” below.
Mitski’s “Amateur Mistake” European tour
October 10 - Edinburgh, UK - Queens Hall
October 9 - Manchester, UK - Albert Hall
October 11 - London, UK - Union Chapel
October 14 - Berlin, DE - Babylon
October 16 - Utrecht, NL - Tivoliredenburg
October 20 - Paris, FR - Le Trianon