Words: Saam Das // Photo: Ebru Yildiz
It's hard not to become a tad jaded as a music blogger. Especially one that's been doing this for ten years now. TEN YEARS. But the thrill of listening to incred new music is still a huge draw for me, and hopefully will be for some time yet. Which is why I take a punt on listening to tracks like Mitski's 'Your Best American Girl'. And it has rewarded me muchly.
Having not had the pleasure of hearing the Brooklyn solo artist before, 'Your Best American Girl' was positively revelatory. Beginning in relatively sedate (but nonetheless engaging) fashion, it soon kicks it up to 11 and out-Weezers Weezer with its 'Pinkerton'-era vibes. It's the first track from June's forthcoming new album 'Puberty 2', which I'm now expecting to be 2016's best American girl album. Don't let me down, Mitski.
Pre-order 'Puberty 2' from Bandcamp. Find more info at facebook.com/mitskileaks