"Too old to play, and too young to mess around" Lucy Dacus sings, before electric guitars drive the song onward. Her lyrical chops convey a maturity beyond her years — her songs are witty and emotionally luminous, and her hooks stick in your head for weeks. Package that with a captivatingly husky alto and band arrangements that range from lo-fi to lush, from power chords to hazy strumming, and it's no wonder music industry executives clambered over each other last year to declare that, far from being an awkward in-between age, Lucy Dacus has arrived. Around the time she reached the U.S. legal drinking age, more than 20 record labels were bidding to re-release Dacus' debut album No Borders in 2016. She followed with Historian in 2018, the same year she formed boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker.
Friday July 24, 2020