Mitski Soundtracks Sci-Fi Graphic Novel 'This Is Where We Fall'
Listen to her new song "The Baddy Man"
Published Mar 05, 2021Mitski has returned with plans for a new album that will serve as the soundtrack for Chris Miskiewicz and Vincent Kings' forthcoming sci-fi western graphic novel, This Is Where We Fall.
Out on May 5 through Z2 Comics, the novel "delves into complex questions on science, faith, mankind's need to believe in something bigger than itself, while also questioning what defines the human spirit," according to a description.
The deluxe edition of This Is Where We Fall — which comes with a copy of Mitski's soundtrack on vinyl — will see a limited run of 2,000 copies. The hardcover standard edition, meanwhile, will include a cassette copy of the album. So far, Z2 has no plans to release the album through streaming platforms.
"It was exciting to make a soundtrack for a comic book," Mitski said in a statement to Rolling Stone. "It allowed me to work outside of my usual songwriting form and try to approach it like a score, but without any of the cues that come with working alongside a moving image, which ended up being both freeing and challenging. I hope the end result helps to immerse you in the story!"
Today, Z2 and Mitski have shared the first taste of the soundtrack to come in the form of a single titled "The Baddy Man." Listen to that below.
Mitski's soundtrack marks her first full-length release since 2018's Be the Cowboy.
Back in 2019, the artist announced she'd be taking a step back from touring, but assured fans that she would not be quitting music. Since her announcement, Mitski contributed to Floria Sigismondi's The Turning soundtrack and appeared on Allie X's 2020 album Cape God, though she has yet to share plans for a follow-up to her last record.