Ahead of the release of her new album next month, Waxahatchee has shared another slice of new music.
This time, the track in question is ‘Lilacs’, as taken from her forthcoming new release ‘Saint Cloud’, which is due for release on 27th March via Merge.
“‘Lilacs’ was the last song I wrote for the record and it’s mostly just about obsessive/negative thought patterns,” explains Katie Crutchfield, of the track. “It’s about backsliding into old behaviours that don’t serve you and sort of letting your worst self get the best of you. I think that when people are in that mindset they can really try to turn the blame onto other people, so the song sort of plays out like a conflict you’d have with someone you love. It’s meant to capture that moment of heat that happens right when you realise you’re wrong or that your issue is more with yourself than with someone else - being flawed and fragile but making progress inch by inch. The chorus serves as a sweet little resolve. I wanted it to feel like the light at the end of the tunnel and the reminder that it can always and often does get better.”
The song also comes accompanied by a brand new video, directed by Marlee Grace.
Watch the video below.
Waxahatchee has also announced her upcoming touring schedule, including four shows in the UK. Check out her list of live shows below.
10 | Detroit, MI - Jam Handy*
11 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater*
14 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer*
15 Holyoke, MA - Gateway City Arts*
16 Boston, MA - Royale
17 Providence, RI - Columbus Theatre*
18 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere^
19 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere~
23 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club*
24 Saxapahaw, NC - Haw River Ballroom*
25 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge*
26 Atlanta, GA - Terminal West*
27 Birmingham, AL - Saturn*
29 Baton Rouge, LA - Mid City Ballroom*
30 Houston, TX - The Satellite*
01 Dallas, TX - Sons of Hermann Hall*
02 Austin, TX - Scholz Garten*
04 Tucson, AZ - Club Congress+
07 Pioneertown, CA - Pappy and Harriet's+
08 Los Angeles, CA - First Congregational Church of LA+
09 San Francisco, CA - The Castro Theatre
10 Sonoma, CA - Gundlach Bundschu Winery+
12 Portland, OR - The Old Church+
13 Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater+
14 Vancouver, BC - Christ Church Cathedral+
15 Seattle, WA - The Neptune Theatre+
17 Guadalajara, MX - Corona Capital
20 Maquoketa, IA - Codfish Hollow Barn
21 Minneapolis, MN - Fine Line Music Cafe*
22 Madison, WI - Majestic Theatre*
24 Bristol, UK - The Fleece
25 Birmingham, UK - Hare & Hounds
26 Manchester, UK - YES
27 London, UK - Islington Assembly Hall
29 Paris, FR - Petit Bain
30 Wiesbaden, DE - Schlachthof
01 Hamburg, DE - Molotow
03 Gothenburg, SE - Pustervik
04 Oslo, NO - John Dee
06 Stockholm, SE - Hus 7
09 Berlin, DE - Frannz Club
10 Hannover, DE - Cafe Glocksee
11 Cologne, DE - Artheater
15 Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso
08 Waynesville, OH - Bellwether Festival
* = w/ Ohmme
^ = w/ Radiator Hospital
~ = w/ Bonny Doon & Shamir
+ = w/ Mirah
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’.