Waxahatchee, stage name of Katie Crutchfield, has announced a new EP today entitled Great Thunder. It will be released on the 7th of September by Merge Records and features the song ‘Chapel of Pines’ which has also been released.
The EP sees Crutchfield return to her solo-performed, stripped down, folk-orientated roots after her impressive, full-band, rock album released last year, Out in the Storm. She wrote the tracks between previous albums Cerulean Salt and Ivy Tipp and was recorded with Brad Cook (Bon Iver, The War on Drugs) at Justin Vernon’s April Base studio in Wisconsin.
Crutchfield writes about Great Thunder, stating: “I would say that it is a complete 180 from the last record: super stripped-down, quiet, and with me performing solo, it’s a throwback to how I started. Overall, the EP is a warm, kind of vibey recording.”
The track itself is the kind of melancholic love-strained ballad we have become accustomed to with Crutchfield, while the accompanying video stars herself alongside Kevin Morby.
Crutchfield will tour solo throughout September throughout the US before joining forces with Courtney Barnett in October.