In response to one of many screams of “I LOVE YOU, MITSKI!” that would be heard between songs from the sold out crowd at the Hollywood Palladium, the artist looks up while adjusting on stage and replied, “That is a good diaphragm. You should consider singing.”

There’s an earnestness to Mitski, both as a person and as a musical artist, that draws you to her. It’s an impressive feat off given how little insight observers are given into who she is exactly. She’s (understandably) tight-lipped about her personal life and has a habit of musically reinventing herself with every release.

There is, however, a constant theme of loneliness and longing to be found in her work that is so poignantly detailed it’s damn well near impossible to believe it hadn’t actually been experienced. It’s one that evidently resonated strongly with crowd at the Palladium who sang, “And I don’t want your pity, I just want somebody near me” with deafening gusto and perhaps just a smidge of irony given how packed it was within the sold out crowd.

Her most recent live show is notable for being the last in LA before the artist goes on an indefinite hiatus. It’s also notable for the addition of a wooden table used as a prop, which aside from Mitski herself, was the focal point of the show. At any given moment the woman of the hour could be found sitting demurely on the accompanying wooden chair one moment and choreographically sprawled over the top of it the next. It was particularly effective during more boisterous tracks like “Why Didn’t You Stop Me” and Puberty 2’s anthemic single that catapulted Mitski to mainstream fame, “Your Best American Girl.”

But even during more stripped down encore songs like “My Body’s Made of Crushed Little Stars” and “A Burning Hill,” neither of which featured said table all that prominently, Mitski proved she needed little more than herself and a guitar to captivate an audience.

It’s a little bittersweet to think that this will be the last LA will be seeing of Mitski for some time. Although 5 years of near-constant album production and touring merits a lengthy break, she is a delight to both listen to and watch on stage. However, given the rabid reception she received at The Palladium, I can confidently state that there will be a legion of devoted fans eagerly awaiting her return in the City of Angels.