Waxahatchee’s Saint Cloud album art | photo courtesy of the artist
Listen to Waxahatchee’s Dylan-esque “Lilacs” from Saint Cloud
This spring, singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield releases Saint Cloud, their fifth album under the Waxahatchee banner, and it’s an embrace of their southern roots in sound and style, as well as theme. We heard that on the lead single “Fire,” which sets its scene on a bridge crossing the Mississippi river on the way to West Memphis at sunset, and we hear it more in the picturesque “Lilacs,” which premiered on the XPN Morning Show with Kristen Kurtis today.
The song straddles light arrangements and emotional urgency in a manner reminiscent of Bob Dylan’s Nashville Skyline, with Crutchfield using Lilcs drinking water in a vase as a metaphor for two companions who need one another’s support. As she sings on the hook, “Gonna build myself up like I used to do, if my bones are made of delicate sugar, I won’t end up anywhere good without you.”
Listen to “Lilacs” below, revisit “Fire” here, and grab a pre-order of Saint Cloudhere. Waxahatchee plays Union Transfer on Tuesday, April 14th; tickets and more information on the show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar.