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Lucy Dacus Shares Single / Video 'Hot & Heavy' + Announces New Album

Lucy Dacus Shares Single / Video 'Hot & Heavy' + Announces New Album

Chris Cudby / Wednesday 14th April, 2021 12:10PM

Visitor to Aotearoa during the halcyon pre-Covid days of 2019, Richmond, Virginia's Lucy Dacus has used the pause time in touring to put the finishing touches on her just-announced forthcoming album Home Video. One third of songwriting all-stars boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker (who contribute vocals to two songs on the record), Dacus has revealed today the long player's latest single 'Hot & Heavy', released with a unabashedly nostalgic video co-directed by the artist and filmed in her hometown's historic Byrd Theatre, where she would often go to see films as a teen. Reflecting on the unavoidably weird feelings that emerge with returning to your childhood stomping grounds, following the struggles and successes of adulthood (significantly so in her case), Dacus settles down in the theatre to view home videos from her youth, taking a breather to roam the streets of Richmond surrounded by figures all garbed in her signature blue hoodie.

“I thought I was writing ‘Hot & Heavy’ about an old friend, but I realized along the way that it was just about me outgrowing past versions of myself... So much of life is submitting to change and saying goodbye even if you don't want to. Now whenever I go to places that used to be significant to me, it feels like trespassing the past. I know that the teen version of me wouldn't approve of me now, and that's embarrassing and a little bit heartbreaking, even if I know intellectually that I like my life and who I am.” — Lucy Dacus

'Home Video' launches on Friday 25th June via Matador.


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