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Waxahatchee announces new album 'Saint Cloud'

Waxahatchee has announced her return with a new album entitled Saint Cloud.

The record, which arrives as the eagerly anticipated follow-up to 2017 effort Out In The Storm, follows the 2018 EP Great Thunder‘ is out through Merge Records in March.

“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,” Katie Crutchfield said in a statement.

The album news is complimented by ‘Fire’, the first single to be taken from the record: “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.” Crutchfield added. “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.”

Stream the track, below.