Waxahatchee is back. Katie Crutchfield has announced her new album Saint Cloud and shared the new song Fire…
In addition to the new music, Crutchfield has announced a tour this spring, which includes dates with Bonny Doon, Mirah, and Radiator Hospital.
Katie Crutchfield recorded Saint Cloud in summer 2019 at Tornillo, Texas’ Sonic Ranch and Stuyvesant, New York’s Long Pond. Brad Cook produced the album, which includes contributions from guitarist/keyboardist Josh Kaufman, drummer/percussionist Nick Kinsey, and backing band Bonny Doon.
Crutchfield said of the new song in a statement: “The idea and melody for Fire was dreamt up while driving over the Mississippi River from Memphis into West Memphis, Arizona, sun reflecting off the water which literally made West Memphis glow. The song’s written by me, to myself. It’s about the internal dialogue of shame surrounding mistakes you’ve made in the past and how we spiral and beat ourselves up when we slip. It’s meant to be a bit of a personal pep talk. If I can love myself unconditionally, then I can move through the world a little easier. If I can accept that I only have a partial view of the universe, and that I can’t know everything or control much of anything, then I can breathe a little easier, take better care of myself, and be closer to my own truth.
Saint Cloud will be available 27 March from Merge Records. Click here to pre-order your copy now.