Watch Mitski’s New Video for “Star”

Mitski has unveiled a new music video for her The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We song “Star.” The black-and-white clip is directed by frequent collaborator Maegan Houang, who’s behind Puberty 2’s “Happy” and Laurel Hell’s “The Only Heartbreaker” and “Stay Soft.” Watch the video, in which Mitski paddles a boat across a foggy lake at night, below.

“Unlike the more narrative/concept driven videos Mitski and I have done together in the past, I wanted this video to encapsulate the impressionistic circularity we all experience,” Houang said in a press release of the song’s music video. “Our lives oscillate between light and dark repeating itself in an endless cycle where nothing is permanent. The best moments are fleeting, but so are the bad.”

Mitski is still on tour in Europe in support of the album. “Star” is the third track from The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We to get the music video treatment, following visuals for “Bug Like an Angel” and “My Love Mine All Mine.”

Last month, Mitski shared a cover of “Coyote, My Little Brother”—the Peter Lafarge song popularized by Pete Seeger in the 1960s—and a new version of her track “Buffalo Replaced” for the Spotify Singles series. She’s currently still at work writing the music and lyrics for an upcoming musical stage production of The Queen’s Gambit.

Read about The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We on Pitchfork’s list of “The 50 Best Albums of 2023.”