Plains — “Hurricane”: Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week


Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the week is “Hurricane” by Plains! A new supergroup composed of Jess Williamson and Waxahatchee’s Katie Crutchfield, Plains highlights the vocal capabilities of both singer-songwriters in a traditional country setting. The faintest hints of electric guitars and synth pads frame the sonic texture of the song, providing harmonious contrast with the track’s otherwise raw, acoustic sound. All the while, the wide open spaces in the midrange frequencies provide the sensation of stargazing in big sky country, an enchanting image from such a soulful band.

Lyrically, the two songwriters encourage each other to present the most honest message possible. As a result, “Hurricane” describes the speaker as a destructive force that struggles with their capacity to cause harm to others. However, despite all the ensuing troubles, the speaker still encourages their love interest to give them a second chance, since the damaging hurricane winds will die down eventually. Boldly transparent, touchingly personal, brilliantly beautiful, “Hurricane” fulfills every promise of the country genre with flying colors. Listen to this new track by Plains below!

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