Published Feb 18, 2020Leading up to the release of her latest album Saint Cloud, Waxahatchee — a.k.a. Katie Crutchfield — has shared a new single from the record titled "Lilacs" alongside its accompanying video.
The Ashley Connor-directed visuals feature Crutchfield's best friend/author Marlee Grace performing an interpretive dance to the song from the inside of an abandoned warehouse.
Crutchfield explains the song's origins further in a statement:
"Lilacs" was the last song I wrote for the record and it's mostly just about obsessive/negative thought patterns. It's about backsliding into old behaviors 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 realize 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.
"Lilacs" is Crutchfield's second release from the forthcoming record. She shared "Fire" late last month alongside the album announcement.
Saint Cloud arrives March 27 via Merge Records. It marks Crutchfield's follow-up to 2017's Out in the Storm.
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Watch the video for "Lilacs" below.