New Release: Lucy Dacus – Dancing In The Dark

Photo Credit: Elizabeth Weinberg

In honor of The Boss’s birthday, Lucy Dacus has released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’.

This is the fourth installment of her 2019 holiday song series, following her Valentine’s Day cover of ‘La Vie En Rose’, and original songs ‘My Mother & I’ and ‘Forever Half Mast’, celebrating Mother’s Day and Independence Day, respectively. Lucy’s ongoing 2019 singles series will also include tracks tied to Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s, with a physical EP coming in the autumn.

In ‘Dancing In the Dark’, Lucy pays tribute to one of her role models with an inspired Bruce Springsteen cover that foregrounds her ebullient guitar playing. She swaps out the synth line of the original tune in favor of uptempo strumming patterns that coalesce with her arresting vocals to reinvigorate an American classic. “Happy birthday to Bruce,” says Dacus, “but also happy birthday to my dad, the biggest Bruce fan I know and the reason I’ve listened to The Boss since birth. I resisted it when I was younger as a rebellion to my dad’s taste, but I have come to love his music on my own time. His lyricism is embedded in my own songwriting inextricably at this point.”

Enjoy, below…

Lucy’s North American headline fall tour kicked off in Lancaster, PA on September 10. She will also grace the stages of major North American festivals this fall including Cityfolk, Bristol Rhythm & Roots, and Corona Capital. The full list of tour dates can be found below…

Tues September 10 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
Wed September 11 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
Thurs September 12 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace
Sat September 14 – Burlington, VT @ Grand Point North Festival
Sun September 15 – Ottawa, ONT @ Ottawa Cityfolk Festival
Mon September 16 – Montreal, QC @ L’Astral
Tues September 17 – Toronto, ONT @ Lee’s Palace
Thurs September 19 – Detroit, MI @ El Club
Fri September 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr Small’s
Sat September 21 – Bristol, TN @ Bristol Rhythm & Roots
Wed October 9 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
Thurs October 10 – Chicago, IL @ Park West
Fri October 11 – Madison, WI @ Majestic
Sat October 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center
Mon October 14 – Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Wed October 16 Bozeman, MT @ The Rialto
Thurs October 17 – Missoula, MT @ Top Hat Lounge
Fri October 18 – Boise, ID @ The Olympic
Sat October 19 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Mon October 21 Vancouver, BC @ RIO Theatre
Tues October 22 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s
Wed October 23 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
Fri October 25 – San Francisco, CA @ August Hall
Sat October 26 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Theater
Mon October 28 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up
Tues October 29 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
Fri November 1 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Mon November 4 – St Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
Tues November 5 – Cincinnati, OH @ Woodward Theatre
Wed November 6 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Covenant Fine Arts Center
Sun November 17 – Mexico City, MEX @ Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez
Sun November 17 – Mexico City, MEX @ Festival Corona Capital
Sat November 30 – Charlottesville, VA @ Jefferson Theater
Wed December 4 – Boston, MA @ Royale
Thurs December 5 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Sat December 7 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club


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