On the extraterrestrial “Star,” Mistki delivers chilling, ghostly lines over an organ, as she describes the feeling of holding onto a special love throughout various universes and phases.
“That love is like a star/ It’s gone, we just see it shining /’Cause it’s traveled very far, I’ll / Keep a leftover light / Burning /So you can keep looking up / I am yours no matter,” sings Mitski.
On the reflective “Heaven,” Mitski finds a glimpse of hope amid heartbreak, as she delivers angelic vocals over a triumphant orchestra.
“Now I bend like a willow thinking of you / Like a murmuring brook curving about you / As I sip on the rest of the coffee you left / A kiss left of you / Heaven, heaven, heaven,” she sings.
This mystical pair of songs comes by way of production and collaboration with arranger and conductor Drew Erickson and a full orchestra at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles.
You can listen to “Star” and “Heaven” above.
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