Mitski Comes to Life in New ‘Washing Machine Heart’ Video

Mitski’s Be the Cowboy is full of little hooks and big ones, tumbling around and catching hold as the songs speed past. A perfect example is “Washing Machine Heart.” It’s two minutes long, but it has at least three distinct musical ideas within it. First there’s the percussive, almost industrial opening section; then, after 30 seconds, a sweeter synth-pop doodle; and finally, at around 1:10, the knockout punch. “Do, mi, ti/Why not me?” Mitski sings, repeating the solfege syllables as if trying to will them into making sense.
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