Listen Lucy Dacus covers Cher’s ‘Believe’

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

She’s also shared a reworked version of ‘Partner in Crime’.

Recorded for the Spotify Singles series, Lucy Dacus has shared a cover of Cher’s iconic single ‘Believe’, as well as a reworked version of ‘Home Video’ cut ‘Parter In Crime’.

Removing the auto-tune from both, Lucy says, “I feel like some of my favorite lyrics that I’ve written are in ‘Partner in Crime’ and maybe they aren’t as noticeable because the effect takes you out of it a little bit. So, I just wanted to strip it bare and showcase the song for what it is without any tricky production move. ‘Partner in Crime’ was partially inspired by ‘Believe’, so I thought it’d be nice to pair them together. I love Cher’s voice and how low it gets. The timbre of her voice is so unique, you can recognize it anywhere. Even with the autotune, you can tell that it’s Cher and nobody else. But, on our cover, taking away the autotune, I feel like you can tell that the structure of the song is very special and I did feel myself accidentally wanting to become Cher when I was doing vocal takes. It could never happen, but I love a low voiced pop legend.”

Have a listen below.

See Lucy Dacus live at the following dates:

JULY
20 - Cooperstown, NY @ Brewery Ommegang
21 - New York, NY @ Summerstage in Central Park
23 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest (SOLD OUT)
24 - Providence, RI @ Strand Ballroom *
25 - Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live! * (SOLD OUT)
27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *
28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann !
29 - Richmond, VA @ Brown’s Island !
31 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival

AUGUST
04 - Ogden, UT @ Ogden Twilight Series @
05 - Bozeman, MT @ The Elm
07 - St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland Festival
09 - St. Louis, MO @ The Factory #
10 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom #
12 - Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live $
13 - North Adams, MA @ MASS Moca %
25 - Edinburgh, UK @ Leith Theatre
26 - London, UK @ All Points East Festival
27 - Paris, FR @ Rock en Seine
28 - Darmstadt, DE @ Golden Leaves Festival
29 - Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki Festival
31 - Cologne, DE @ LUXOR ^

SEPTEMBER
02 - Vlieland, NE @ Into The Great Wide Open (SOLD OUT)
03 - Maastricht, NE @ Re Bruis Festival
04 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival
06 - Barcelona, ES @ WOLF Barcelona
08 - Málaga, ES @ Andalucia Big Festival
10 - Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Sunset
12 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre &
30 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall

OCTOBER
01 - Columbia, MD @ All Things Go Festival
03 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
05 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre
06 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall
07 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham Theater
08 - Miami Beach, FL @ North Beach Band Shell
10 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder
12 - New Orleans, LA @ The Civic Theatre
13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
14 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall

NOVEMBER
04 - Edmonton, AB @ Union Hall
05 - Calgary, AB @ Palace Theatre
08 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
09 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre
11 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
12 - Boise, ID @ Egyptian Theatre
13 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald Theatre
15 - Healdsburg, CA @ Little Saint
17 - Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
19 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park

* w/ Samia
! w/ Courtney Barnett and Samia
@ w/ Local Natives and NoSo
# Here & There Fest w/ Courtney Barnett and Quinn Christopherson
$ Here & There Fest w/ Courtney Barnett, Faye Webster, and Caroline Rose
& supporting The National
& Here & There Fest w/ Courtney Barnett, Men I Trust, Faye Webster, The Beths, Bartees Strange, and Hana Vu
^ w/ Emperor X

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