Lucy Dacus announces new album ‘Home Video’

Check out lead single ‘Hot & Heavy’ now!

Photo: Ebru Yildiz

Three years on since the release of her sophomore record ‘Historian’, Lucy Dacus has confirmed that its follow-up ‘Home Video’ will be out on 25th June via Matador Records!

Sharing lead single ‘Hot & Heavy’ to celebrate the news, Lucy says, “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.”

Accompanied by a self-directed video, she adds, “I knew I wanted to include some of the home video footage that my dad took of me while I was growing up. I wanted to visualize the moment when you first reflect on your childhood, which I think can also be the moment that childhood is over. For me, I feel like there was a hard switch when I started releasing music, when my identity went from being a personal project to something publicly observed and reflected. I asked my family (shoutout to my grandma) and some of my closest friends to be extras because they’re the people that knew me before that switch. I may have dropped out of film school, but I still love making movies and had a really fun time directing this one.”

Check it out below, and tune into our Instagram tomorrow at 5pm GMT where Lucy will be doing a Q&A about her new album!

‘Home Video’ Tracklisting:
1. Hot & Heavy
2. Christine
3. First Time
4. VBS
5. Cartwheel
6. Thumbs
7. Going Going Gone
8. Partner In Crime
9. Brando
10. Please Stay
11. Triple Dog Dare

See Lucy live at the following dates.

10 - Richmond, VA @ The National (Julien Baker Headline/Lucy Support, + special guests)
11 - Richmond, VA @ The National (Lucy Headline/Julien Baker Support, + special guests)
13 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom %
14 - Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
15 - Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl %
17 - Dallas, TX @ Trees %
18 - Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall- Downstairs %
19 - Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn %
20 - San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger %
22 - Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole %
24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel %
25 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC %
27 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore %
30 - Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre $

01 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $
02 - Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre $
05 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
08 - Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre $
09 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
11 - Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre $
12 - Columbus , OH @ Newport Music Hall $
14 - Toronto, ON @ The Opera House $
15 - Montreal, QC @ L’Astral $
16 - Boston, MA @ House of Blues $
18 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground $
20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
22 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $
25 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

% = w/ Bachelor
$ = w/ Bartees Strange
^ = w/ Shamir

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