New Release: Lucy Dacus – Forever Half Mast

Ahead of American Independence Day, Lucy Dacus has released new single ‘Forever Half Mast’

The third installment of Dacus’ 2019 holiday song series, ‘Forever Half Mast’ follows her Valentine’s Day-inspired cover of ‘La Vie En Rose’, and original ode to Mother’s Day and Taurus Season, ‘My Mother & I’

Still to come in Lucy’s 2019 singles series are tracks tied to Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s, with a physical EP of the collection coming in the Fall

Take a listen to the new track below…

In ‘Forever Half Mast’, the twang of a steel guitar compliments Lucy’s gentle strumming and lends a distinctly ‘American’ sound to the song — yet the lyrics convey an attitude towards her home country that is decidedly more ambivalent. Lucy drew inspiration for the song from her experiences touring in Europe, where she was starkly confronted by the complexities of her American identity, and by what it means to be a proud American in these trying times

In Lucy’s words, “There is a daily dissonance one endures as an American wherein much of our joy is counterweighted by shame, where much of our pride lives in tandem with injustice and suffering. ‘Forever Half Mast’ is about confronting this unavoidable culpability as an American citizen and consumer. Instead of allowing this guilt to paralyze us, we should try to let it influence us in positive ways”

Dacus just concluded a headline UK and European tour, which included selling out her biggest London show to date at EartH, and festival slots at Primavera and Best Kept Secret. Her upcoming 2019 schedule features a co-headlining performance with Julien Baker for a live taping of Austin City Limits on July 30, to be aired later this year

She will play two shows at NYC’s Central Park Summerstage with Mitski in early September, and recently announced a run of North American headline fall tour dates. The full list of tour dates can be found below…

Fri June 28 – Richmond, VA @ Friday Cheers
Tues July 2 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
Wed July 3 – Hamburg, DE @ MarX
Thurs July 4 – Roskilde, DE @ Roskilde Festival
Sat July 6 – Prague, CZ @ Chapeau Rouge
Sun July 7 – Vienna, AT @ Flex Cafe
Mon July 8 – Dornbirn, AT @ Conrad Sohm
Wed July 10 – Lausanne, CH @ Festival de la Cite
Sat July 27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
Sun July 28 – Philadelphia, PA @ XPoNential Festival
Tues July 30 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits TV Taping ^
Wed July 31 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theater ^
Thurs September 5 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Festival
Sat September 7 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
Sun September 8 – New York, NY @ Central Park Summerstage *
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 @ Hollywood 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, MX @ Corona Capital Festival

^ denotes w/ Julien Bakerdenotes
* denotes w/ Mitski

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