LUCY DACUS – ” Thumbs “

Posted: March 9, 2021 in MUSIC
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Lucy Dacus is teasing new song ‘Thumbs’

Posting some pictures of mysterious blue VHS tapes yesterday, it looks like Lucy Dacus is teasing new song ‘Thumbs’. With similar VHS packages sent out to fans, one lucky Reddit user and VHS receiver said, “She has performed it live a bunch (I actually heard her perform it at Webster Hall in 2019). This version is super sparse and the song itself is devastating. There is no video to accompany it — it’s just a blue screen with a looping image of a VHS spinning.”

Lucy Dacus previously tweeted that the track, which is a live fan favourite, was her favourite lyric ever written, when asked back in December.

And if you’re still not convinced that ‘Thumbs’ is destined to wow when its dropped, there’s was even a dedicated Twitter account called “Has Lucy released Thumbs Yet?”,

Lucy Dacus, shares a devastating new single, “Thumbs.” The Richmond, Virginia native penned the song during a 15-minute drive to dinner in Nashville, about a moment she shared with a friend during her freshman year of college. She describes what happened as “significant,” but something she hadn’t thought about for a while. 

Dacus first performed the song more than two years ago while on tour with Boygenius—the group she formed in 2018 with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker. With her bandmates’ encouragement, she shared a gut-wrenching memory on stage. 

“Like most songs I write, I wasn’t expecting it, and it made me feel weird, almost sick,” she says. “I knew I wanted a long time to get used to playing it since it made me feel shaky, so I ended sets with it for about half the shows I played in 2019. Before I played it, I would ask the audience to please not record it, a request that seems to have been respected, which I’m grateful for.”

The single is her first of the year. After releasing a series of singles throughout 2019, her EP, 2019, was released on November 8th of that year. 2020 was quiet for the artist, who shared one collaboration with Hamilton Leithauser, “Isabella.” Between her 2016 full-length debut, No Burden, and 2018’s Historian, Dacus stripped back the rock-edged percussion-driven production and began honing her heartfelt song writing and lyrical delivery. Dacus grows more sure-footed with each release, chronicling a coming-of-age narrative with evolving perspectives and musical approaches. 

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