Saint Cloud, the upcoming album by Waxahatchee looks to be a career defining album for the singer songwriter. With hooks and heartfelt melodies, the songs released so far have painted a picture of an artist comfortable in their own skin. Now with the album set to release in a couple of weeks, the latest single “Can’t Do Much” sounds about as great as anything ever to bear the Waxahatchee name.
The video of the band recording makes for a nice touch, but the music is what’s really worth digging into here. With her vocals having the grace of gut wrenching tone, Katie Cruthchfield leads the song like a bird in the rain. The song has pieces of southern charm dancing along Crutchfield’s earnest vocals. With an easy going swagger, the track doesn’t fall flat for one second. The bridges employed show real growth while the song has such a relaxed vibe that it doesn’t ever stop sticking with you. This sound is where Waxahatchee has always needed to be and it works from open to close with an honesty and endearing tone.
The video can be viewed above or on YouTube. The song is ready to stream on all streaming sites. Saint Cloud can be preordered on multiple formats directly from Merge Records ahead of its March 27 release date. Waxahatchee is set to reschedule her tour dates from April into mid-May due to the Corona Virus. The tour is scheduled to begin May 16 in Tlajamulco De Zuniga, Mexico at Corona Capital Fest until August 08 in Waynesville, OH at Bellwether Music Festival. The entire tour schedule is available here.
Image Credits: Photo by Molly Matalon.