Single Review – Mitski – Happy

From New York via Japan, Mitski has released a second single from her upcoming June 17th album Puberty 2 with ‘Happy’. With it, she demonstrates again the influence of St. Vincent upon this album. From the poised, yet heavy guitar work of ‘Your Best American Girl’ to the distorted vocals and developing assortment of sounds in this track as clunky percussion and steady pulsating beats are joined by Saxophones and heavier, reverbing guitars. Despite the growing sound, Mitski’s vocals stay level and melodic. A neat alternative to the previous single with enough familiarity for a consistent effort. Whilst she’ll look to blaze her own trail, she could do worse things than taking influence from someone such as St. Vincent. The album looks promising.

Owen Riddle

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