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Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson announce debut album as Plains with lead single "Problem With It"

27 July 2022, 14:22 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson have announced their debut joint album as Plains titled I Walked With You A Ways, and have shared new single "Problem With It" to accompany the news.

"Problem With It" is the first outing from Plains, the collaborative project of Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield and Jess Williamson, and lands with a video directed by Corbett Jones and Nick Simonite.

The new single will feature on Plains' debut album I Walked With You A Ways, which was written between Kansas City, LA and Marfa, and was recorded in Durham, NC with producer Brad Cook. The album was tracked with a band featuring Spencer Tweedy and Phil Cook.

Crutchfield says of the collaboration, "I’m thrilled to announce this new project and album. I’ve felt a connection to Jess’s songwriting and a kinship with her since we met years ago. Getting to lean into the influence of the music we both grew up with while also making something that feels very current and fresh to me was a great experience and I’m so happy to finally share it."

Williamson adds, "Making this record with Katie was a deeply expansive experience for me as a songwriter. I really trust her ear and sensibilities, and she encouraged me to explore aspects of my songwriting that in the past I’ve shied away from. Katie’s support was so important for me as we wrote this album. We gave ourselves permission to lean into the music that raised us and write the kind of classic timeless songs that we both grew up singing along to. For me that was The Chicks and Dolly Parton, and having a place to channel those influences was an absolute blast. My hope with Plains was to tap into something Universal. I love the album we made, and I’m so excited to play it live."


  1. Summer Sun
  2. Problem With It
  3. Line of Sight
  4. Abeline
  5. Hurricane
  6. Bellafatima
  7. Last 2 On Earth
  8. Easy
  9. No Record Of Wrongs
  10. I Walked With You A Ways
"Problem With It" is out now. Plains' debut album I Walked With You A Ways will arrive via ANTI- on 14 October, and is available to pre-order now.
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