Just a month after releasing his first new single in three years, Mitski announced the upcoming release of his next album, Laurier Hell, released on February 4, 2022 via Dead Oceans.
The singer’s sixth album in a decade – she released her debut album Lush in January 2012 – Laurier Hell follows his career record in 2018 Be the cowboy, which pushed the performer out of indie territory firmly into the mainstream. It was Mitski’s first album to appear on the Billboard 200 (peaking at 52) and the first to release a legitimate hit in the Gold Certified “Anybody.”
Already, it settles down Laurier Hell to be the singer’s biggest release to date. After three and a half years with little new music, the wait was high. The album’s first single, “Working for the Knife,” was released in early October and immediately hit the Billboard rock charts. And now with an official word on Laurier Hellimminent drop, upbeat new single “The only heartbreaker”Will surely follow in the footsteps of“ Nobody ”and become a dancefloor hymn for sad girls.
Below, find everything we know about Laurier Hell until there.
When is Laurier Hell being released?
Mitski comes out Laurier Hell on February 4, 2022 via Dead Oceans. The singer-songwriter announced the upcoming album in a tweet alongside a music video for the album’s second pre-release single, “The Only Heartbreaker”. Laurier Hell is available for pre-order now.
What themes will be explored on Laurier Hell?
Laurier Hell will be an album of love songs about mistakes and forgiveness. In a new album statement, Mitski wrote, “I needed love songs about real relationships that are not power struggles to win or lose. I needed songs that could help me forgive others and myself. I make mistakes all the time. I don’t want to sound like a role model, but I’m not a bad person either. I needed to create this space mainly for myself, where I was sitting in this gray area.
According to the artist, the title Laurier Hell comes from a term from the Southern Appalachians. “[It’s] where bay bushes basically grow in those dense thickets, and they grow really wide, ”she recently told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe. While she admits to never getting stuck in one, she notes that a lot of people who do, never get out. “There are a lot of Laurel Hells in America, in the South, where they have the names of the people who died in them because they were stuck.”
But the singer apparently resonated for another reason. “The point is, bay blossoms are so pretty,” she continued. “They just erupted in these beautiful explosions. And, I just liked the idea of being stuck in this explosion of flowers and maybe even dying in one of them.
What songs will be on Laurier Hell?
Laurier Hell will feature eleven tracks, including pre-release singles “Working for the knife” and “The only heartbreaker. Mitski recorded the songs from the album again alongside longtime producer Patrick Hyland, and as usual, Laurier Hell does not include any spots or guest features.
Find the full tracklist below:
1) Valentin, Texas
2) Work for the knife
3) stay that way
5) Heat Lightning
6) the only heartbreaker
7) love me more
8) you have nothing left
9) should have been me
10) I guess
11) This is our lamp
Where can I hear the new music?
From February 2022 – just in time for Laurier HellComing out of – and running through the end of May, Mitski will embark on a tour of North America and Europe. Over nearly 50 dates, the singer-songwriter will stop at places like Los Angeles, New York, Nashville, London, Paris and Berlin. Read more about Mitski’s first shows since his ‘indefinite’ hiatus in 2019 here and try to find tickets. here. (Please note: many dates are already sold out.)
How do i get into the Laurier Hell spirit?
While we all do our best to wait another three months to get Laurier Hell in full, we can at least get into the early spirit by ordering some album themed merchandise. At Mitski’s site, you can find standard preorders for physical copies new LP alongside things like t-shirts, crew necks, jogging sets, posters, journals, and even…of? Hey, whatever floats your boat!