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since 2007




Years Active: 2012 to present

Genre: indie rock, folk rock, art pop

Country: United States


Mitski Miyawaki

Artist Bio:

Mitski Miyawaki has always been wary of being turned a symbol, knowing were quick to put women on pedestals and even quicker to knock them down. Nonetheless, after the breakout success of 2016s Puberty 2, she was hailed as the new vanguard of indie rock, the one who would save the genre from the white dudes whove historically dominated it. Her carefully crafted songs have often been portrayed as emotionally raw, overflowing confessionals from a fevered chosen girl, but in her fifth album, Be The Cowboy, Mitski introduces a persona who has been teased but never so fully present until nowa woman in control. Its not like it just pours out, she says about her songwriting, its not like Im a vessel. For this new record, I experimented in narrative and fiction. Though she hesitates to go so far as to say she created full-on characters, she reveals she had in mind a very controlled icy repressed woman who is starting to unravel. Because women have so little power and showing emotion is seen as weakness, this character clings to any amount of control she can get. Still, there is something very primordial in her that is trying to find a......[Read More]



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