Two Cats (Cat)
Mitski has two cats. In an interview with Vulture, she chose to keep the names to herself. “Mmmm, I shouldn’t say. The kids on the internet now are very savvy. They could type in the names, figure out where I live.”
September 27, 1990 (33)
Mitski Miyawaki, popularly known as Mitski, is a Japanese-born American singer-songwriter. She studied at Purchase College’s Conservatory of Music and released two albums, Lush (2012) and Retired from Sad, New Career in Business (2013), during her studies. After graduating, she signed with Double Double Whammy and released her third studio album, Bury Me at Makeout Creek (2014). In 2015, she signed with Dead Oceans and released the albums Puberty 2 (2016), Be the Cowboy (2018) and Laurel Hell (2022).
Mitski has collaborated with several distinguished artists to create stunning works of music. One notable collaboration was with Xiu Xiu on the song “Between the Breaths,” which featured on the soundtrack of the 2018 movie “How to Talk to Girls at Parties.” Her partnership with David Byrne on “Everyone’s Coming To My House” is another example that underlines her talent for creating distinctive work with fellow artists. She also shared her stage with Iggy Pop during a special NPR ‘Tiny Desk’ concert, displaying an intriguing blend of their unique styles. The Pixies tapped Mitski for their 2017 North American tour, exposing her to a wider audience and earning rave reviews for her performances. The artist’s distinctive voice featured in Run the Jewels’ “Pulling the Pin,” adding an ethereal touch to their hip-hop beat. Zola Jesus teamed up with Mitski to recreate “Satis” as part of an Adult Swim Singles Series, providing a hauntingly beautiful perspective on the original track. Mitski’s collaboration with Allie X on “Susie Save Your Love” was lauded by fans and critics alike, amplifying her reach in the industry. Additionally, her work with Patrick Hyland, her long-time producer, and the influence of Ryan Gustafson, her manager.