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WATCH: Plains, “Abilene”

Sep 2, 2022

WATCH: Plains,

Artist: Plains (Katie Crutchfield & Jess Williamson)
Song: “Abilene”
Album: I Walked With You a Ways
Release Date: October 14, 2022
Label: ANTI- Records

In Their Words: “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 favorite song of the bunch. She achieved something really special in my view, which is writing a classic country waltz that feels extremely modern.” — Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee)

“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.” — Jess Williamson


Photo Credit: Molly Matalon

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