Lucy Dacus: Midnight Chats – Episode 106

Digging into those embarrassing childhood home videos

Lucy Dacus spent lockdown in a house full of people she didn’t really know in a city she’d just moved to – now they call each other “cousins” and collectively binge on some brilliant/terrible classic TV shows.

In June the Richmond, Virginia songwriter will release her third album, Home Video, an LP heavy on nostalgia – or at least an album heavy on how photos and videos of childhood weave in and out of a person’s creation of memory. For Lucy, those memories are things like getting dressed up as a cowgirl or interviewing icicles (yep).

And while she hasn’t seen her pals in boygeniusPhoebe Bridges and Julien Baker – in person for 18 months they’ve been FaceTiming. I ask whether that means new music might come from them at some stage, too.