Tour-de-force performer Mitski speaks with Kyle Meredith about the realities of being on the road while touring and how the weird world of musicianship affects her creative perspective. She also discusses her time with Lorde, utilizing characters to express her feelings in new ways, and the power of solitude in her newest music for Be the Cowboy. Plus, we had to ask her about the recent accolade she received from Iggy Pop, who called Mitski “the most advanced American songwriter that I know.”
Kyle Meredith With… is an interview series in which WFPK’s Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Each episode, Meredith digs deep into an artist’s work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2 and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty. Check back Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for new episodes. Rate the series now via iTunes.