Mitski – “Square” (Live Solo Piano)

Of all the disparate sounds to be found on Mitski’s 2013 self-released LP Retired From Sad, New Career In Business, there is none more devastating than her vocal quaver on “Square.” The song is a chronicle of a decaying relationship, a convoluted interrogation of why things seem so complicated when “God’s very simple and love shouldn’t burn.” Mitski’s pointed lyrical turns-of-phrase have a tendency to silence her audience with their simplicity, as I witnessed just a few weeks ago at SXSW. Earlier this month, Don Giovanni announced that they will release the deluxe edition of Mitski’s 2014 record Bury Me At Makeout Creek, which will include a series of bonus tracks. A live piano version of “Square” will follow the record’s concluding song “Last Words Of A Shooting Star.” Listen to it below.

The deluxe edition of Bury Me At Makeout Creek will be out 4/7 via Don Giovanni.

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