"New" Artist of the Month for September 2022
Mitsuki Miyawaki is a Japanese-American singer-songwriter, better known as Mitski, was born September 27, 1990. Her first language as a child in a small village in Mie Prefecture was Japanese. She moved around a lot as a child because of her father’s job, living in places like Turkey, China, Malaysia, the Czech Republic, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo before settling in the United States. After singing in a choir in high school, she was 18 when she wrote her first song on the piano.
Mitski self-released her first two albums, “Lush” and “Retired from Sad, New Career in Business,” while attending Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music. After she graduated, Double Double Whammy released “Bury Me at Makeout Creek,” her third studio album. Her critically acclaimed albums “Puberty 2” and “Be the Cowboy,” both released by Dead Oceans, followed. Mitski returned in 2021 with the song “Working for the Knife” after a three-year hiatus, and her sixth studio album, “Laurel Hell,” was released in February 2022. Mitski blew up on TikTok thanks to her song “Washing Machine Heart,” with 45 million streams.
Mitski started her 2022 tour in February. Some of her tour locations include Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Washington, Wisconsin, and North Carolina, among many others. She also did the opening act of some of the pop stars Harry Styles Love On Tour. She performed ahead of the pop star’s shows on June 11 at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, June 15 at Emirates Old Trafford in Manchester, and June 18 at Wembley Stadium in London.