Lucy Dacus HistorianIt’s evident from the first moment of Lucy Dacus’ sophomore album Historian that there’s something undeniably special about her music.

A gentle guitar eases the listener into the sweeping Night Shift – a six-minute odyssey where Dacus’ frank lyrics are delivered via her gloriously smooth vocals. Things take a turn for the neo-psychedelic during The Shell, the layers of guitars introducing unexpected elements of sound into the mix. Yours And Mine weaves a gripping story that leaves you hanging off Dacus’ every word, while Body To Flame has you enraptured from the very first intake of breath heard during the song’s opening. Dacus seems to possess a natural talent for songwriting, making her music both immediately appealing and eminently relatable.

Historian is out March 2 via Matador/Remote Control.

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