Video of the Day: “Your American Girl” by Mitski

Last week, Mitski dropped the video for “Your American Girl.” The song itself is incredibly vulnerable, but the video takes it to another level. Mitski begins conservatively dressed, staring across to her love interest who waves, but then starts making out with some Coachella queen in a flower crown. Mitski enters into an erotic dream of being that girl; kissing, and biting herself as the two go at it. They, unironically, end up wrapped in an American flag, blatantly taunting Mitski as she plays her guitar.  She wails, “If I could I’d be your little spoon / And kiss your fingers forever more / But big spoon you have so much to do / And I have nothing ahead of me.” The song ends with Mitski rolling out of the studio in a gold dress, looking like a winner.  Boys suck, Mitski. Work that dress, girl. Play that guitar.

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Joe Strummer made me do it.

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