Waxahatchee – ‘Fire’

Waxahatchee Fire

Photo credit: Molly Matalon

Waxahatchee has returned with new single ‘Fire’ ahead of the release of new album ‘Saint Cloud’ on 27 March via Merge Records.

Dreamt up while driving over the Mississippi River from Memphis into West Memphis, AR, Katie Crutchfield describes the song as ‘written by me, to myself’ and how ‘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.’

Opening with more of a fractured, atmospheric and far-reaching synth-led sonic sound then before, the song finds Katie demanding ‘Give me something’ (and later admitting ‘it ain’t enough’ before opening her heart about how difficult she finds it to get away from thoughts of past action: ‘I take it for granted. If I could love you unconditionally, I could iron out the edges of the darkest sky’ while the sound veers somewhere between intelligent alt-pop a la Hop Along to quirky Americana in the vein of Vampire Weekend’s newest material.

Catch Waxahatchee on the following tour dates:

Apr 10th | Detroit, MI – Jam Handy*
Apr 11th | Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater*
Apr 14th | Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
Apr 15th | Holyoke, MA – Gateway City Arts*
Apr 16th | Boston, MA – Royale
Apr 17th | Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre*
Apr 18th | Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere^
Apr 19th | Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere~
Apr 23rd | Washington, DC – 9:30 Club*
Apr 24th | Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom*
Apr 25th | Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge*
Apr 26th | Atlanta, GA – Terminal West*
Apr 27th | Birmingham, AL – Saturn*
Apr 29th | Baton Rouge, LA – Mid City Ballroom*
Apr 30th | Houston, TX – The Satellite*
May 1st | Dallas, TX – Sons of Hermann Hall*
May 2nd | Austin, TX – Scholz Garten*
May 4th | Tucson, AZ – Club Congress+
May 7th | Pioneertown, CA – Pappy and Harriet’s+
May 8th | Los Angeles, CA – First Congregational Church of LA+
May 9th | San Francisco, CA – The Castro Theatre
May 10th | Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery+
May 12th | Portland, OR – The Old Church+
May 13th | Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater+
May 14th | Vancouver, BC – Christ Church Cathedral+
May 15th | Seattle, WA – The Neptune Theatre+
May 20th | Maquoketa, IA – Codfish Hollow Barn
May 21st | Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe*
May 22nd | Madison, WI – Majestic Theatre*

* = w/ Ohmme
^ = w/ Radiator Hospital
~ = w/ Bonny Doon & Shamir
+ = w/ Mirah


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