LUCY DACUS – ” Historian “

Posted: January 4, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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“Night Shift,” the first single off Lucy Dacus’s sophomore album and first for Matador Records, “Historian”, opens with the lyrics, “the first time I tasted somebody else’s spit, I had a coughing fit.” With this very quotable line she embarks upon her first breakup song, and it bodes very well for the album to come.

After making a big impression with her 2016 indie folk debut, No Burden, Lucy worked again with producer Collin Pastore for her new album. Noted producer and engineer John Congleton did the mixing. Lucy also impressed us live with her stage presence and tight band, and we named her one of the best new(ish) rock bands of 2016. I know it seems absurd and headline-grabbing, but honestly this song is going to be the high bar to hit for guitar-driven, brokenhearted love songs in the coming year. We’ve been looking forward to the new album, and with what we’ve heard so far, it promises to be a worthy one.

This stunning song will be the opening track to Lucy Dacus‘ second album, Historian. The track runs the span of musical emotion from frail to fierce, clocking in at almost 6:32. “Night Shift” is filled with a helpful heaping of resentment: “You don’t deserve what you don’t respect/Don’t deserve what you say you love and then neglect.”

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