PLAINS – ” Abilene ” (Waxahatchee and Jess Williamson)

Posted: September 5, 2022 in MUSIC

Plains made up of the duo of Jess Williamson and Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield have shared a new video for their new song “Abilene,” featuring Adriene Mishler of Yoga With Adriene fame. It’s the second single from Plains’ debut LP “I Walked With You a Ways”

Of the new song, Crutchfield said in a statement:  The song “Abilene” really solidified the vision of the album for me. I’ll never forget how giddy I felt when Jess sent me the original demo. In a very stereotypical-of-a-songwriter way, Jess felt unsure if it fit or made sense and I reassured her immediately that this was probably my favourite song of the bunch.

She achieved something really special in my view, which is writing a classic country waltz that feels extremely modern.

Williamson added:  In the video for “Abilene,” my dear friend Adriene Mishler plays the narrator of the song. We see her struggle in the final stages of a romantic relationship and then make the hard decision to choose herself and leave. I think we all have our own personal “Abilene.” Maybe it’s a place where you used to live and things didn’t turn out as planned, like in the song. It could also be a relationship that ended in disappointment, or a dream that turned into a hard reality, or even an old version of yourself that’s better left in the past. “Abilene” is a song about knowing your worth, having courage in the face of an uncertain future, and trusting your gut.

Katie Crutchfield – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Jess Williamson – Lead and Harmony Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Brad Cook – Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Wurlitzer, Mellotron, Bass Phil Cook – Piano, Wurlitzer, Organ, Dobro, Banjo, Electric Slide Spencer Tweedy – Drums, Percussion Andrew Marlin – Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar Libby Rodenbough – Fiddle Alex Farrar – Electric Guitar

Plains shared the single “Problem With It” earlier this summer. Waxahatchee released her last LP, “Saint Cloud”, in 2020; Jess Willamson’s album “Sorceress” dropped that same year.

Plains from the album ‘I Walked With You A Ways’, available October 14th

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