Lucy Dacus shares new single ‘Thumbs’

The last few years have been tremendous for Lucy Dacus. She continues the momentum with a heart-wrenching new single, ‘Thumbs.’ The song debuted live following its creation in fall 2018 and has since become a fan favorite, so much so that it has its own dedicated Twitter account. In spirit of the anticipation and love for the song, prior to its official releaseDacus surprised 100 random fans with a hand-assembled VHS tape with a recording of ‘Thumbs.’ The track showcases Dacus’ evocative and profound storytelling, her voice magnetic over scaled back synth and mellotron.

Written during a 15-minute car ride to dinner in Nashville, Dacus says: “Like most songs I write, I wasn’t expecting it and it made me feel weird, almost sick. It tells the story of a day I had with a friend during our freshman year of college, a significant day, but not one that I had thought of for years. I started playing it live a month or so later during the boygenius tour after Phoebe and Julien encouraged me to. 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.

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