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Mitski Releases New Single “Bug Like An Angel”

Mitski offers a silver platter of cold-hard reality on 'Bug Like An Angel,' her first single since last year's "Laurel Hell."

Mitski returns to music with the hauntingly beautiful new single “Bug Like An Angel” off her upcoming album. The new single is a relatable love-lost experience built on angsty self-reflection from Mitski, a landmark of poetic ramblings.

“The best thing I ever did in my life was to love people,” she tells Spotify. “I wish I could leave behind all the love I have after I die, so I can shine all this goodness, all this good love that I’ve created onto other people.” She hopes her newest album, The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We, will shine love long after she’s gone.

“Bug Like An Angel” is the lead single from Mitski’s seventh album, The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We. The song’s magic is Mitski’s soft tone and simple acoustic contrasting the impactful gospel choral backing vocals. Together, it is a rueful reflection of the narrator’s broken promises and mistakes while brushing on the topic of alcoholism.

“Love is that inhospitable land, beckoning and then rejecting us,” she continues. “To love this place, this earth, this America, this body takes work. It might be impossible. The best things are.”

The music video captures a withered, disoriented woman trudging down the street while disrupting everyone in her path, foreboding help or saving. No apologies. She fumbles into a gospel choir only to stick out her tongue. And although she falls and nearly wipes out, she carries on without much thought.

Mitski’s new record announcement comes a little over a year after her critically-acclaimed album Laurel Hell. From her label’s website, the indie rocker said Laurel Hell is a “soundtrack for transformation, a map to the place where vulnerability and resilience, sorrow and delight, error and transcendence can all sit within our humanity, can all be seen as worthy of acknowledgment, and ultimately, love.”

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