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Mitski Won’t Stay ‘Happy’ on Blaring New Single

'Puberty 2' drops on June 17 via Dead Oceans

Mitski will release her new record Puberty 2 in mid-June, and she’s already shared the single “Your Best American Girl.” Now the singer-songwriter has a new single out: the horn-accented “Happy.”

“Happiness f**ks you,” she describes in a statement. “Once it’s in your hands, you try to hold onto it, but the nature of happiness is that it passes through and eventually leaves, and something else — sadness, anger, a low after the high — has to follow. This song is about this exhaustive and exhausting cycle, and how sometimes one would rather not have any of it at all than be constantly thrown about by the waves of these fleeting states.”

Listen to “Happy” below, and look for Puberty 2 on June 17 via Dead Oceans.

Mitski tour dates:

June 20 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom * – SOLD OUT
June 22 – Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
June 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
June 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
June 25 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
June 26 – Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *
June 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: Purgatory *
June 29 – Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge *
July 1 – Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown *
July 2 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
July 3 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
July 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
July 6 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room *
July 7 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex *
July 8 – Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club Ballroom
July 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill *
July 11 – Portland, OR @ Analog Theater *
July 12 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
July 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
July 15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
July 16 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
July 19 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
July 20 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
July 22 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
July 25 – Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery *
July 27 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
September 20 – Dublin, IE @ The Workman’s Club
September 22 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain Kantine
September 24 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
September 26 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
September 27 – Frankfurt, DE @ Brotfabrik
September 28 – Brussels, BE @ Ancienne Belgique
September 30 – Paris, FR @ Le Pop Up Du Label
October 1 – Brighton, UK @ Green Door Store
October 2 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
October 4 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
October 5 – Manchester, UK @ Deaf Institute
October 6 – London, UK @ Dome Tufnell Park

* w/ Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som

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