Nobody by Mitski: Song of the Day

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The singer-songwriter Mitski Miyawaki released “Nobody” earlier this summer, channeling a lonely stretch of her life into a catchy and surreal song.

She feels lonely, but knows what will make her feel better…

“I just need someone to kiss
Give me one good honest kiss
And I’ll be alright”

We linked to the dreamy music video for the track above, but the artist explained the dark place where this song began in a Genius interview.

“I am too proud to be hysterical to other people but the chorus ‘Nobody’ was literally me in a semi-fugue state on my hands and knees on the floor just crying and just repeating the word, ‘nobody’ … And then I don’t know. I was like, ‘Let me use this pain and exploit it for my money.’”

What’s your go-to song when you feel lonely? Share it in the comments and we’ll include your thoughts in an upcoming article.

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