Watch Mitski Perform 'I Want You' At SXSW 2016 At our SXSW showcase, Mitski performed an older track with all the hallmarks of her current sound.

Mitski, 'I Want You' (Live At SXSW 2016)

While "I Want You" is the oldest song Mitski played at our SXSW showcase — it's from her 2013 album, Retired from Sad, New Career in Business — it still holds up next to her current sound. Centered on the emotional intensity of her voice and cutting lyrics, it has all the hallmarks of what make Mitski's songs so memorable.

Watch the entire set here, or check out individual songs in the set list below.

Set List


Producers: Saidah Blount, Mito Habe-Evans, Otis Hart; Technical Director: Josh Rogosin; Director: Mito Habe-Evans; Videographers: Nickolai Hammar, Katie Hayes Luke, Cameron Robert, A.J. Wilhelm, Lizzie Chen; Editor: Niki Walker; Audio: Timothy Powell/Metro Mobile; Assistant Audio Engineer: Loretta Rae; Production Assistants: Erin Conlon, Nathan Gaar; Editors: Niki Walker, Kara Frame. Photography: Adam Kissick. Special Thanks: SXSW, Stubb's BBQ; Executive Producer: Anya Grundmann.

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