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Coloring Club Plus — 8/28/19

Aug 28

I love Mitski’s sound.  Found on youtube until my library gets more than just her latest.  Beware, the video is sizzlin!

Puberty 2 is the fourth studio album by Japanese-American indie rock musician Mitski, released on June 17, 2016. The album received widespread acclaim from music critics, with many praising Mitski’s emotional delivery and lyrically-complex themes, which include longing, love, depression, alienation, and racial identity.

Jillian Mapes of Pitchfork says:
Puberty 2 is grounded in Mitski’s distorted guitar, and at times feels like it’s in direct conversation with the very notion of the indie rock canon. This makes the album sound simultaneously familiar and challenging, never more so than on lead single “Your Best American Girl,” where she taps directly into what made people love early Weezer and other ’90s bands favoring a catchy/fuzzy dichotomy. What a satisfying twist, this half-Japanese transplant taking the specific sounds that once served to lust over her very existence and using them to not only reclaim her identity, but also to ache after heartbreak. At first the chorus goes, “Your mother wouldn’t approve of how my mother raised me/But I do, I think I do,” but by the song’s conclusion, Mitski has grown more certain, shifting crucially to, “But I do, I finally do.”

If I could, I’d be your little spoon
And kiss your fingers forevermore
But, big spoon, you have so much to do
And I have nothing ahead of me

You’re the sun, you’ve never seen the night
But you hear its song from the morning birds
Well I’m not the moon, I’m not even a star
But awake at night I’ll be singing to the birds

Don’t wait for me, I can’t come

Your mother wouldn’t approve of how my mother raised me
But I do, I think I do
And you’re an all-American boy
I guess I couldn’t help trying to be your best American girl

You’re the one
You’re all I ever wanted
I think I’ll regret this

Your mother wouldn’t approve of how my mother raised me
But I do, I finally do
And you’re an all-American boy
I guess I couldn’t help trying to be the best American girl
Your mother wouldn’t approve of how my mother raised me
But I do, I think I do

Songwriters: Mitsuki Laycock (i.e. Mitski)

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