Lucy Dacus Premieres ‘Hot & Heavy,’ Announces New Album ‘Home Video,’ North American Tour

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Rock Cellar Magazine

Singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus will release a new studio album, Home Video, on June 25 via Matador Records. The news was announced on Tuesday, accompanied by the premiere of a new music video for the album’s lead single, “Hot & Heavy.”

The Home Video album was heavily inspired by Dacus’ life experiences and, per a news release, was built on Dacus’ interrogation of her coming-of-age years in Richmond, Virginia. In keeping with that theme, the video for “Hot & Heavy” depicts Dacus visiting a movie theater and watching her own home movies on the screen before a small audience (wearing the same blue hoodie she is) shows up:

Said Dacus of the song and video in a statement:

“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.”

When released, Home Video will be Lucy Dacus’ third full-length to date, as well as the follow-up to 2018’s Historian and her 2016 debut, No Burden.

“Hot & Heavy” is the second song shared thus far from the album, joining fan-favorite “Thumbs,” another deeply personal song Dacus premiered in early March:

Over the past few years, Dacus’ profile has risen in recent years with her solo albums and a creative partnership with musical pals Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, the three of them releasing music as the indie/rock supergroup boygenius. Her new solo album comes with heightened anticipation as a result.

The album track listing:

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

She also announced a string of North American tour dates for the fall:

Fri. Sept. 10 – Richmond, VA @ The National
(Julien Baker Headline/Lucy Support, + special guests)
Sat. Sept. 11 – Richmond, VA @ The National
(Lucy Headline/Julien Baker Support, + special guests)
Mon. Sept. 13 – Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom %
Tue. Sept. 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West %
Wed. Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl %
Fri. Sept. 17  – Dallas, TX @ Trees %
Sat. Sept. 18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall- Downstairs %
Sun. Sept. 19 – Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn %
Mon. Sept. 20 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger %
Wed. Sept. 22 – Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole %
Fri. Sept. 24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel %
Sat. Sept. 25 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC %
Mon. Sept. 27 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore %
Thu. Sept. 30 – Vancouver, BC @ Hollywood Theatre $
Fri. Oct. 1 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom $
Sat. Oct. 2 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre $
Tue. Oct. 5 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge $
Fri. Oct. 8 – Iowa City, IA @ The Englert Theatre $
Sat. Oct. 9 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue $
Mon. Oct. 11  – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre $
Tue. Oct. 12 – Columbus , OH @ Newport Music Hall $
Thu. Oct. 14 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House $
Fri. Oct. 15 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral $
Sat. Oct. 16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues $
Mon. Oct. 18 – Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground $
Wed. Oct. 20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
Fri. Oct. 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club $
Mon. Oct. 25 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel

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


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