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Nationally-Acclaimed Musician Lucy Dacus to Perform at Proud Larry’s Tonight

By Alec Kyzer-Andre
Hottytoddy.com intern
agkeyzer@go.olemiss.edu

Lucy Dacus, a nationally-acclaimed singer-songwriter with recent chart-topping indie singles, is performing tonight at Proud Larry’s starting at 8 p.m. Dacus’s album ‘Historians’ was voted No. 1 best album of the year by Paste Magazine and No. 3 on the list of The Bitter Southerner’s best southern albums of 2018.

Lucy Dacus is stopping at Proud Larry’s in Oxford Tuesday, Feb. 5 as part of her nationwide ‘Historians’ tour. Photo via Vimeo.

She made her roots to Mississippi known in a Fader interview, saying her song’s namesake “Pillar of Truth” was her grandmother she cared for in Mississippi. That experience prior to and just after her death greatly influenced her songwriting process, she said.

The Matador-signed artist has one other record, “No Burdens,” she cut in 2016 that’s available for listen on all music platforms. Her collaborations with boygenius, a trio of her, Julien Baker and Pheobe Bridgers is also rising to fame with Dacus’s success. 

Read below for a review of “Historians”:

Lucy Dacus re-invents the indie-rocker genre with her second album “Historian,” a follow up to her widely popular 2016 debut album “No Burden.”

This album brings out the songwriter’s strengths that have caught the attention of Rolling Stone and NPR, and lets us know she’s just getting started. The creativity and flow of the album is refreshing for the indie-rock genre, resurrecting its stale predecessors. What makes her stand-out is her utilization of wide instrumentation, impressive vocals, and authentic lyricism.

Bringing back the likings of Cher or Madonna, her spiels on bad relationships, addictions, and anxiety all play into themes that become even more relatable to the listener. Throughout the album the tracks alternate between soft spoken and high gain energy, but it flows wonderfully. The hidden gem from this album is the jazz-feel like song “Timefighter,” The overall vibe and feel from this song is what gives the album life.

Her self realization that no one can prove they are better than anyone else is evident in the lyrics “And I fight time, It won in a landslide, I’m just as good as anybody, I’m just as bad as anybody.” The intrinsic lyricism and skillful guitar playing makes this a standout track. Other notable tracks include: “Next of Kin,” “Night Shift,” and “Historians.”

From the beginning until the end, “Historian” really does have it’s own place in history. The album is unique in its own self, highlighting the songwriter’s gifted vocals and talent of instrumentation. She has certainly left an impression on the indie-rock genre.


Editor-in-Chief Anna Grace Usery contributed to this report

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