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Waxahatchee announces new record with "personal pep talk" track "Fire"

22 January 2020, 15:47 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Waxahatchee has announced her new album Saint Cloud, alongside revealing the "personal pep talk" track "Fire" as the lead single.

"Fire" is Waxahatchee's first single since her 2018 EP Great Thunder.

Katie Crutchfield, aka Waxahatchee, says of "Fire", "The idea and melody for "Fire" was dreamt up while driving over the Mississippi River from Memphis into West Memphis, AR, 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."

The songs that make up Saint Cloud were recorded in summer 2019 between Sonic Ranch in Texas and Long Pond in New York.

Saint Cloud is Waxahatchee's first LP since 2017's Out in the Storm.

Crutchfield says of the new album, "I think all of my records are turbulent and emotional, but this one feels like it has a little dose of enlightenment. It feels a little more calm and less reckless."


  1. Oxbow
  2. Can't Do Much
  3. Fire
  4. Lilacs
  5. The Eye
  6. Hell
  7. Witches
  8. War
  9. Arkadelphia
  10. Ruby Falls
  11. St. Cloud
"Fire" is out now. Waxahatchee's Saint Cloud album arrives 27 March via Merge Records, and is available to pre-order now.
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