Waxahatchee’s ‘Lilacs’ Is Exquisitely Beautiful

"It's about backsliding into old behaviours that don't serve you..."

Waxahatchee breaks out of negative thought patterns on new single 'Lilacs'.

The songwriter's new album 'Saint Cloud' lands on March 27th, and each new snippet from the record carves out a fresh avenue of approach.

Online now, new single 'Lilacs' is exquisitely beautiful, the interlocking melodies pushing the lyrics to a fresh level of intensity.

It's a gorgeous listen, but also a bracingly honest one, with Waxahatchee attempting to crack apart "obsessive/negative thought patterns…"

"It's about backsliding into old behaviours that don't serve you and sort of letting your worst self get the best of you," she says. "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 realise 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."

The full video is online now, featuring dancer Marlee Grace in the central role.

Marlee comments: "The first time I heard 'Lilacs' I knew I needed to dance to it. I know that dance and music and film all have the ability to bring people into their awareness of self and aliveness, creating this brought me into greater relationship with self and it is my hope that listeners and viewers experience this too."

Tune in now.

Waxahatchee will release new album 'Saint Cloud' on March 27th.

Photo Credit: Christopher Good

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