Fresh off the spring leg of her widely acclaimed The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We North American Tour, Mitski releases a new video for the “stunning atmospheric” (Rolling Stone) single “Star,” “a slow-building space-rock epic about lost love” (Stereogum). Directed by Maegan Houang, the “Star” video feels timeless, and like a modern film by famed Japanese director Kenji Mizoguchi boiled down to its most abstract elements. “Unlike the more narrative/concept driven videos Mitski and I have done together in the past, I wanted this video to encapsulate the impressionistic circularity we all experience. Our lives oscillate between light and dark repeating itself in an endless cycle where nothing is permanent. The best moments are fleeting, but so are the bad,” states Houang.


The “Star” video was filmed on a small pond overnight in summer 2023 and presents Mitski performing on a boat in real water amongst painted pieces of wood, creating the illusion of mountains in the background and eliciting what Houang describes as “an otherworldly, atmospheric feeling” to perfectly match the song. Mitski and Houang have a history of collaborating. In addition to “Star,” Houang has directed videos for Puberty 2’s “Happy,” Laurel Hell’s “The Only Heartbreaker” and “Stay Soft.”


Mitski’s The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We “highly stylized, brilliantly realized” (Philadelphia Inquirer) live performances have “cement[ed] her reputation as not just a prolific and consistently great musician but also a stellar performance artist” (Nashville Scene). After touring Europe and the UK this spring, Mitski will return for a fall run, including a headlining performance at the Hollywood Bowl in September, three concerts at Merriweather Post Pavilion, and two sold-out shows at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. More information on all Mitski concerts can be found here.

Mitski 2024 Benelux Tour Dates


Tue. May 14 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal

Wed. May 15 – Brussels, BE @ Cirque Royal

Mon. May 20 – Amsterdam, NL @ Royal Theater Carré

Tue. May 21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Royal Theater Carré

23 april 2024
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