What does it sound like?:
Calling your album Puberty 2, and starting the first song with these lines:
Happy came to visit me, he bought cookies on the way, I poured him tea and he told me it’ll all be okay Well I told him I’d do anything to have him stay with me So he laid me down, and I felt happy come inside of me
Is a pretty clear statement of intent.
Mitski (this is her fourth album, but the other three I am unaware of) is setting out a frank discussion of the emotional, physical and financial issues around the quarter-life crisis (the ‘Puberty 2’) of a Brooklyn singer-songwriter. Over eleven disarmingly frank tracks clocking in at barely thirty minutes she dissects her desire to travel the world, her penchant for loser dogs, her struggles to pay the rent, pass job interviews and her relationships with one-night stands, partners, friends, and parents.
This emotional baring is set against a soundscape which offers surprise and depth to the lyrical content. She has a rich and resonant voice which at times takes on the deadpan drop-deadness of April from Parks and Rec, at times is much more » Continue Reading.