Lucy Dacus has announced details for her forthcoming third album, ‘Home Video’.
Set to arrive on 25th June via Matador, it comes alongside a brand new lead single and video, ‘Hot & Heavy’, which she’ll give a debut performance to later tonight on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
The follow-up to 2018’s ‘Historian’ and 206 debut ‘No Burden’, ‘Home Video’ also features last month’s ‘Thumbs’, and according to a press release features her two boy genius bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker – who contribute vocals to two tracks.
Speaking about new song ‘Home Video’, Dacus explains: 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.”
Arriving with a self-directed video, she continues: “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.”
You can check out the video for ‘Hot & Heavy’, and find the tracklist for ‘Home Video’, below.
‘Home Video’ Tracklist
Hot & Heavy
Going Going Gone
Partner In Crime
Triple Dog Dare