Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson announce new project, Plains

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Katie Cruthfield, otherwise known as Waxahatchee, and Jess Williamson have announced a new collaborative project together, Plains.

Wasting no time, they have also shared news of their debut album together ‘I Walked With You A Ways’. The LP will be released on 14th October.

They have also shared the lead single from the record ‘Problem With It’.

Speaking about the project, Katie said: “I’m thrilled to announce this new project and album. I’ve felt a connection to Jess’s songwriting and a kinship with her since we met years ago. Getting to lean into the influence of the music we both grew up with while also making something that feels very current and fresh to me was a great experience and I’m so happy to finally share it.”. Jess added: “Making this record with Katie was a deeply expansive experience for me as a songwriter. I really trust her ear and sensibilities, and she encouraged me to explore aspects of my songwriting that in the past I’ve shied away from. Katie’s support was so important for me as we wrote this album. We gave ourselves permission to lean into the music that raised us and write the kind of classic timeless songs that we both grew up singing along to. For me that was The Chicks and Dolly Parton, and having a place to channel those influences was an absolute blast. My hope with Plains was to tap into something Universal. I love the album we made, and I’m so excited to play it live.”

To mark the release of the record, the newly formed duo have also announced a tour in October and November. Full details below:

The track listing for ‘I Walked With You A Ways’ reads:

Summer Sun
Problem With It
Line of Sight
Last 2 On Earth
No Record Of Wrongs
I Walked With You A Ways

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