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Mitski shares “The Only Heartbreaker,” confirms new album details

Laurel Hell will arrive in February.

November 09, 2021

Mitski has released her second new song in as many months. "The Only Heartbreaker" arrives with a video in which the natural world surrounding Mitski either dies or catches on fire. Check it out above.

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"The Only Heartbreaker" will appear on Mistki's new album Laurel Hell, due February 4 via Dead Oceans. The album is the follow-up to 2018's Be The Cowboy

Speaking to Apple Music 1 about the new song, Mitski said: "Sometimes you are just the bad guy in the relationship. Sometimes you're the one who keeps making mistakes, who's breaking your favorite person's heart, and there's nothing you can do about it because you can't just suddenly be a better person. But I also wanted to capture, I'm not sure if I was able to, but I wanted to capture a deeper, sadder feeling. You kind of realize, 'oh, maybe I'm the one always making mistakes because I'm the one always trying, and I’m the one who's always looking ugly in the relationship because I'm the only one revealing myself,' you know? So I was hoping the first chorus was sincere. Like, I'm the bad guy, I'm the only heartbreaker. And the second chorus was hopefully ironic. Like, sure, I'll be the only bad guy in this relationship."

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Last month Mitski returned with "Working The Knife" and the announcement of a 2022 tour, including shows across North America and Europe. See those dates here.

Thumbnail image via Ebru Yildiz.

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Mitski shares “The Only Heartbreaker,” confirms new album details