Mitski is back with the new single ‘Working for the Knife’. It’s the US indie rocker’s first official new single since her 2018 album, Be the Cowboy.
Mitski followed Be the Cowboy with a couple of soundtrack contributions. In January 2020, she supplied ‘Cop Car’ for the soundtrack to the horror film, The Turning. In March 2021, Mitski released ‘The Baddy Man’ from the soundtrack to the graphic novel, This Is Where We Fall.
In 2019, there was speculation that Mitski had quit music. In announcing a show at New York City’s Central Park in September of that year, Mitski posted to Twitter that “This will be my last show indefinitely, and I’m glad it’s ending in NY where I came up.” She continued: “It’s time to be a human again. And have a place to live.”
The internet turned itself inside out trying to discern if this was a retirement announcement, but Mitski quickly confirmed it wasn’t the end, just a much-needed break. “I’ve been on non-stop tour for over 5 years,” she wrote. “I haven’t had a place to live during this time, & I sense that if I don’t step away soon, my self-worth/identity will start depending too much on staying in the game.”
In conjunction with ‘Working for the Knife’, Mitski has announced her first tour since 2019. Between February and May 2022, she’ll mark a comprehensive trail across the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland and Western Europe.
Check out the Mitski-starring Zia Anger music video for ‘Working for the Knife’ below.