It has been a long time coming for Mitski. The singer-songwriter has steadily built her reputation since her debut back in 2012. Her consistency began to congeal around 2014’s Bury Me At Makeout Creek and came to a head for the excellent Puberty 2. The stage was set for her to release a career-defining work and she duly delivered with Be The Cowboy, a record that showcases Mitski’s penchant for arresting lyricism and her sharp sense of composition.
Mitski’s stature in the music world has now grown to the point where she sold out her entire North American tour and the Be The Cowboy tour stopped at Los Angeles’ Wiltern on Wednesday (Nov. 7) for a career-spanning set. On an expansive, wide open stage, Mitski commanded the crowd from the outset. Opening with Be The Cowboy standout “Remember My Name,” the singer punctuated each song with shadowy lights and tightly choreographed “dance” moves. This was not a dance in the broader pop sense, more fitful movements which at points could be considered inscrutable but were gripping nonetheless. Check out photos above.
Mitski’s tour is sold out, but you can still see dates here.
Be The Cowboy is out now via Dead Oceans.