Release Date: Mar 2, 2018
Record label: Matador
Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock
Richmond, Virginia-based musician Lucy Dacus is painfully aware of the end. On "Pillar of Truth," an arresting and dirgeful augur to Dacus' late grandmother, she holistically reflects on accepting mortality with dignity. Still in the stirring prime of her existence at age 22, Dacus makes sure to leave nothing unsaid on her sophomore album Historian.
On Lucy Dacus's debut, she reminded us of the power of sincerity. Her 2016 release, No Burden, was a remarkably earnest, warm, workmanlike indie rock record that didn't work too hard to be liked, but did enough to please. Reminiscent of Waxahatchee and Courtney Barnett, she was relatable without being pretentious, engaging without drawing too much attention to herself.