With the release of her second album Historian heading our way on the 2nd March, Lucy Dacus gives us another taste of what’s to come with a video, directed by Dacus herself, for the anthemic and horn-accented upbeat new single ‘Addictions’. Watch below!
The video is a love letter of sorts to her native Richmond, VA, presented in its full fall glory. Our nameless protagonist walks, explores, and hitchhikes through Richmond, seeing the city through a picture frame that presents the world in black and white to those who look through it, while contemplating her past. The visual trick suggests a separation of reality & the present (coloured world) and fantasy & the past (black and white), tying in the song’s theme of addictions in all their toxic forms — be it substances, relationship baggage, or old habits — and how they can be difficult to break.
“This is the album I needed to make,” says Dacus, who views Historian as her definitive statement as a songwriter and musician. “Everything after this is a bonus.” It’s a remarkably assured album that finds her unafraid to take on the big questions — the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. The album is now available for pre-order here.
Dacus and her band recorded the album in Nashville last March, re-teaming with No Burden producer Collin Pastore, and mixed it a few months later with A-list studio wizard John Congleton. The sound they created, with substantial input from multi-instrumentalist and live guitarist Jacob Blizard, is an outward flowering of dynamic, living, breathing rock and roll.
Stream / purchase ‘Addictions’: https://lucydacus.lnk.to/addictions