Richmond singer/songwriter Lucy Dacus released her great debut album No Burden in February. Today she shared a solemn post-album track "Pillar of Truth." She discussed the story behind the song with Interview Magazine, saying:
It's about my grandma, my dad's mother. We visited her when she was on her deathbed. It's weird to say, but she died in a way that I think people hope that they will die: with her whole family surrounding her. She had four months to have people come from all over the world to stand by her and meet with her. She tied up all of her loose ends. She's also a pianist, so she found new piano teachers for all of her students. I was there through a lot of that. I was never really wowed by her through my childhood—she was always so quiet, a southern peach kind of lady—and I admired her strength for the first time. I felt very inspired by how she handled the end of her life.
Listen to it below.
Lucy is currently on tour, having recently opened for Houndmouth at NYC's Terminal 5. She's since added more dates, including a headlining NYC show at Rough Trade on June 2. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale Wednesday (4/27) at noon and general sale Friday (4/29) at noon.
Updated tour dates are below.
Lucy Dacus - 2016 Tour Dates
4/26: Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle w/ Houndmouth
4/27: Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music Hall w/ Houndmouth
4/29: Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom w/ Houndmouth
5/12: Newark, DE @ University of Delaware w/ Painted Zeros and Abi Reimold
5/28: Norfolk, VA @ LAVA Music Festival
6/1: Washington, DC @ DC9 Nightclub
6/2: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
6/8: Norfolk, VA @ The NorVA w/ Daughter
6/9: Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood Theatre w/ Daughter
6/10: Richmond, VA @ Friday Cheers w/ Kurt Vile & The Violators
7/28-30: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza