Mitski covers One Direction’s “Fireproof”

Mitski Shares her cover of One Direction's "Fireproof."

NYC-based singer/songwriter Mitski has just re-released her album Bury Me At Make Out Creek via Don Giovanni Records. The LP marks her joining of the Don Giovanni family and includes special, intimate unreleased tracks.

Mitski just wrapped up a national tour with Hundred Waters and Screaming Females and will join Speedy Ortiz next week. Mitski put her unique touch on “Fireproof” one of her favorite songs from the pop group One Direction. Paying homage to the percussive-driven original she reinvents the track into an indie rock anthem with gently growling grunge guitar, playful drums and her signature vocal delivery.

Mitski shares, “We seem to delegitimize music that has a majority of young girl fans and think of it as having less cultural value. Isn’t that strange? I’m not down with the elitism of indie rock music, where it considers itself to be more “serious” or “intelligent” than mainstream pop. That thought often has nothing to do with the composition or political motivations of the music as it’s conveyed to be about, and more to do with its production, “aesthetic,” and just another kind of branding. Here is a mainstream pop song that I liked and recorded with an “indie rock aesthetic.” Is it more thoughtful now?”

While attending SUNY Purchase and studying music composition, Mitski released two records inspired by orchestral energy and expansive in their own right. The brilliant writer came into her own with 2014’s Bury Me At Make Out Creek, immersed in fuzzy guitars, pounding drums, and poetically poignant lyrics, and created a sound all her own.

4/22: Boston, MA @ The Sinclair (w/ Speedy Ortiz)
4/24: Hamden, CT @ The Space (w/ Speedy Ortiz)
4/25: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom (w/ Speedy Ortiz)
4/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s (w/ Speedy Ortiz)
5/8: Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
5/22-24: Arcosanti, AZ @ FORM Festival

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