Lucy Dacus recently returned with a new single, "Thumbs," the official release of a fan live favorite that she began performing in 2018. Now she's announced a new album, Home Video, due out June 25 via Matador. It's the follow-up to 2018's Historian and it was recorded pre-COVID, in August of 2019, with collaborators Jacob Blizard, Collin Pastore, and Jake Finch. Lucy's boygenius bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker also sing on two songs.
In addition to announcing the album, Lucy has shared another new single, "Hot & Heavy." Like the rest of her work, it's full of perceptive lyrical touches, dealing, this time, with looking at the past. "I thought I was writing ‘Hot & Heavy’ about an old friend," Lucy says, "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."