Mitski's 'most American' album is 'united by love'

Mitski says love ties together the narratives on her new album. “Sometimes the love is not good for you, and sometimes it’s a respite from a dark situation.” The title of Mitski’s newest album came to her as a joke sometime during the pandemic.

She imagined crossing state lines and seeing a welcome sign along the road. Instead of the usual slogans —like “The Land of 10,000 Lakes” or “The Constitution State” — the sign read “The Land Is Inhospitable And So Are We.”

It was a joke with a kernel of truth. “It’s feeling really inhospitable in the United States […]

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