Japanese-American singer-songwriter, Mitski Miyawaki, known mononymously as Mitski, has released her new song “Working for the Knife”.
The release of Mitski’s new song follows October 4th, 2021, announcement on her social media that she would be releasing a new single the next day. Working for the Knife was released on October 5th, 2021 alongside the its music video.
Mitski shared her new song, “Cop Car”, in January 2020, a never-released piece from the soundtrack of The Turning. She was featured in the song “Susie Save Your Love” from Allie X’s album, Cape God, released in February 2020.
On October 29, 2020, it was announced that Mitski will provide the soundtrack to the graphic novel This Is Where We Fall. The sci-fi western story written by Chris Miskiewicz and Vincent Kings “unpacks themes of theology, death, and the after-life”.
Of the project, Mitski said “It was exciting to make a soundtrack for a comic book, It allowed me to work outside of my usual songwriting form and try to approach it like a score, but without any of the cues that come with working alongside a moving image, which ended up being both freeing and challenging. I hope the end result helps to immerse you in the story!” A country song called “The Baddy Man” was released as the first preview from the soundtrack on March 5, 2021.
Z2 Comics released the album on cassette with the standard hardcover novel on May 5, 2021. A limited edition deluxe vinyl was also released. At the moment, Z2 has no plans to put the soundtrack on streaming services.
Born Mitsuki Laycock; September 27, 1990, Mitski self-released her first two albums, Lush (2012), and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (2013), while studying at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music.
After graduating, she released her third studio album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014), through Double Double Whammy. It was followed by Puberty 2 (2016) and Be the Cowboy (2018), released on Dead Oceans. After a three year hiatus Mitski returned with the single Working for the Knife released through Dead Oceans.