Lucy Dacus Announces New Album, Shares New Song “Night Shift”

Historian Due Out March 2, 2018 via Matador

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Lucy Dacus has announced a new album, Historian, and shared its first single and opening track, "Night Shift." Historian is due out March 2, 2018 via Matador. Check out "Night Shift" below, followed by the album's tracklist and cover art. She has also announced some tour dates, which are below too.

Historian is the Richmond, Virginia-based singer/songwriter's sophomore album, the follow-up to 2016's No Burden. "Night Shift" is a six-and-a-half minute slow burner that builds to a more guitar heavy finale. No Burden producer Collin Pastore produced the album, which was recorded in Nashville last March. John Congleton mixed the album a few months later.

A press release describes the album as such: "It is a remarkably assured 10-track statement of intent that finds her unafraid to take on the big questions - the life-or-death reckonings, and the ones that just feel that way. It's a record full of bracing realizations, tearful declarations and moments of hard-won peace, expressed in lyrics that feel destined for countless yearbook quotes and first tattoos."

The press release also calls Historian "a concept album about cautious optimism in the face of adversity" and says it covers systemic racism, creative burnout, and the death of her grandmother. "It starts out dark and ends hopeful, but it gets darker in between; it goes to the deepest, darkest, place and then breaks," Dacus says in the press release. "What I'm trying to say throughout the album is that hope survives, even in the face of the worst stuff."

Dacus also had this to say in the press release: "This is the album I needed to make. Everything after this is a bonus."

Read our 2016 Artist Survey interview with Lucy Dacus.

Historian Tracklist:
1. Night Shift 
2. Addictions 
3. The Shell 
4. Nonbeliever 
5. Yours & Mine 
6. Body To Flame
7. Timefighter 
8. Next Of Kin 
9. Pillar Of Truth 
10. Historians 

Lucy Dacus Tour Dates:

March 2nd Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
March 7th Charlottesville, VA @ The Southern
March 8th Charleston, SC @ Pour House
March 9th Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
March 10th Nashville, TN @ The High Watt
March 19th Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
March 20th Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
March 21st San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
March 22nd Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
March 23rd Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place 
March 24th San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
March 26th Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
March 27th Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret
March 28th Seattle, WA @ Tractor Tavern
March 30th Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
March 31st Denver, CO @ Globe Hall 
April 2nd Omaha, NE @ Reverb Lounge 
April 4th Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry 
April 5th Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon 
April 6th Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
April 7th Indianapolis, IN @ The HI-FI 
April 8th Columbus, OH @ The Basement
April 9th Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern 
April 11th Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
April 13th Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda's
April 14th Washington DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
April 19th Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
April 20th Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
April 21st Manchester, UK @ Gullivers 
April 22nd Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds 2
April 24th Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
April 25th London, UK @ Omeara
April 26th Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
April 27th Paris, FR @ Espace B
April 30th Copenhagen, DE @ Stengade
May 1st Hamburg, GE @ Prinzenbar
May 3rd Cologne, GE @ Blue Shell
May 4th Amsterdam, NE @ Sugar Factory

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