Lucy Dacus Shares New Single "Thumbs"

BY Josiah HughesPublished Mar 9, 2021

Indie rocker Lucy Dacus has kept plenty busy with her boygenius project alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers, but she's finally returned to releasing music under her own name with the arrival of a song called "Thumbs."

The song has been a live favourite of Lucy's fans for years, but has yet to receive a proper release until today. Here's what Dacus had to say about the track:

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.

Listen to "Thumbs" below.

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