Mitski’s Powerful, Intimate Track ‘A Burning Hill’ [Video]

October 25, 2016 Comments Off on Mitski’s Powerful, Intimate Track ‘A Burning Hill’ [Video]

Some men on Twitter recently have been telling Mitski her lyrics are too “simple.” Yet all you have to do is listen to a few of her songs to be swept into the intricate meanings of her words. While it’s buried at the end of the artist’s most recent release, Puberty 2, and clocks in at just under two minutes, “A Burning Hill” is a track not to be overlooked. It may seem simple at first, but the song reflects Mitski’s ability to say a lot with few words — and to make the words she does use even more powerful. It ends the emotionally rich album with a sense of exhaustion and dissatisfaction: “I’m tired of wanting more / I think I’m finally worn,” she sings, perhaps as a response to those who doubt her. Wearing in the video the plain white button down shirt she mentions throughout the song, Mitski gives us a hauntingly intimate glimpse into her complex soul. Singing “I am a forest fire / And I am the fire and I am the forest,” she assures us of her burning strength.

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