Mitski – “Your Best American Girl” Video

Mitski’s powerful “Your Best American Girl” is undoubtedly one of the best songs of the year so far, and now it has an equally great music video to go along with it. The clip, which was directed by Zia Anger (who has also done videos for Angel Olsen and Jenny Hval), accentuates the song’s theme by playing into societal expectations of beauty and relationship dynamics. Mitski sees a (really, really hot) boy from across the room and waves, but is heartbroken when she sees him choose someone more “traditional.” Thankfully, Mitski turns to herself and her guitar to get over the loss, and leaves better off without him. Watch below, and check out her upcoming tour dates with Japanese Breakfast and Jay Som.

Tour Dates:
04/17 Brussels, Belgium @ Ancienne Belgique (solo)
04/19 London, UK @ Birthdays (solo)
04/21 Paris, France @ Le Mécanique Ondulatoire (solo)
04/23 Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso Basement (solo)
06/20 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
06/22 Boston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall *
06/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *
06/24 Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA *
06/25 Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *
06/26 Durham, NC @ The Pinhook *
06/28 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade: Purgatory *
06/29 Birmingham, AL @ The Syndicate Lounge *
07/01 Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown *
07/02 Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
07/03 Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
07/05 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge *
07/06 Santa Ana, CA @ The Constellation Room *
07/07 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
07/08 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *
07/09 Oakland, CA @ Starline Social Club *
07/11 Portland, OR @ Analog Theater *
07/12 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt *
07/13 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile *
07/15 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court *
07/16 Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge *
07/19 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry *
07/20 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
07/22 Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern *
07/23 Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz *
07/25 Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery *
07/27 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall Of Williamsburg *

* w/ Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som

Puberty 2 is out 6/17 via Dead Oceans.

Tags: Mitski, Zia Anger