Waxahatchee Performs ‘Lilacs’ On ‘Kimmel’

By Scott Bernstein Feb 10, 2021 7:42 am PST

Waxahatchee (Katie Crutchfield) made her late night television debut on Tuesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live. Crutchfield performed “Lilacs” from her 2020 album, Saint Cloud on last night’s episode.

Katie was backed by Major Murphy as noted by Stereogum for a version of “Lilacs” that was filmed remotely. Brad Cook produced the 11-track Saint Cloud which was recorded at Sonic Ranch in Tornillo, Texas and Long Pond in New York’s Hudson Valley.

Crutchfield shared the following note regarding “Lilacs” upon its release:

“Lilacs” was the last song I wrote for the record and it’s mostly just about obsessive/negative thought patterns. It’s about backsliding into old behaviors that don’t serve you and sort of letting your worst self get the best of you. 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 realize 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.

Watch Waxahatchee perform “Lilacs” on last night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live:

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