The visual is directed by Maegan Houang, who also was the co-director behind the video for “The Only Heartbreaker.”
In a statement, Houang said: “This video is heavily inspired by Romanticism and paintings and artwork from the Victorian era. Like the lyrics of the song ‘Stay Soft,’ paintings from that era have a gentle quality, but they still evoke a certain feeling of unexplored darkness and danger. I want the audience to feel safe within this fabricated world and then realize that the character Mitski plays is being hunted.”
Mitski, later in the year, will be opening for Harry Styles at yet to be released European dates. She is also headlining her own tour.
See what the visual to “Stay Soft” looks like here: