A great deal less crunchy than the album’s previous singles, ‘Recite Remorse’ lets Katie Crutchfield’s vocals fill the space left by the lack of guitars. Instead, shimmering synth lines swim their way through the track.
The new video complements this style perfectly - Katie floats her way around a room filled with hypnotic blue lights.
We talked to the Philadelphia-based singer for the new issue of DIY about her vital, turbulent new record, and settling into her shoes as one of indie rock’s best songwriters.
“I was really emotionally overwrought when I wrote this record,” she comments. “My friend Daniel, who took the photo for the artwork, described it as ‘claustrophobic’, and I completely agree. There’s so much in there, but I think it’s cool, I think it’s good. It’s all the stuff I always needed to say and never got the chance to.
“For me, one of my priorities as a songwriter is to articulate exactly how I’m feeling, and if I can get really close to being able to do that, hopefully that will draw people in and help them to relate to it. That’s the best feeling, and I think that I did that.”
Watch the video for ‘Recite Remorse’ below. Waxahatchee tours the UK in September with sister Allison.
She’ll be joined by Sleater-Kinney, Waxahatchee, Alvvays, Lucy Dacus, Snail Mail and many more across the dates.
Listen to ‘Resentment (New Feelings Version)’ with Waxahatchee now.
Waxahatchee - Saint Cloud
It chronicles not just the journey but the revelations of love, life and death that comes with it.
Recently sober and having taken an extended period away from the road to recalibrate it’s with a clear head and fresh perspective that Waxahatchee returns with country-influenced new LP ‘Saint Cloud’.