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Lucy Dacus releases poignant new track Thumbs

Lucy Dacus
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Singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has released a new song titled Thumbs

The song, which has been a fan favourite since its inclusion in Dacus' live set, first made its debut back in 2018 and soon became a cult hit among her fanbase. Its status eventually peaked when a Twitter account was set up dedicated to convincing Dacus to give the song its own release.

Dacus says she crafted the song during a 15 minute car ride in Nashville. “Like most songs I write, I wasn’t expecting it and it made me feel weird, almost sick. 

"It tells the story of a day I had with a friend during our freshman year of college, a significant day, but not one that I had thought of for years.

“I started playing it live a month or so later during the boygenius tour after Phoebe [Bridgers] and Julien [Baker, Dacus' boygenius bandmates] encouraged me to. I knew I wanted a long time to get used to playing it since it made me feel shaky, so I ended sets with it for about half the shows I played in 2019.

“Before I played it, I would ask the audience to please not record it, a request that seems to have been respected, which I'm grateful for."

Listen to Thumbs below.

Lucy Dacus - Thumbs

(Image credit: Lucy Dacus)

Liz works on keeping the Louder sites up to date with the latest news from the world of rock and metal. Prior to joining Louder as a full time staff writer, she completed a Diploma with the National Council for the Training of Journalists and received a First Class Honours Degree in Popular Music Journalism. She enjoys writing about anything from neo-glam rock to stoner, doom and progressive metal, and loves celebrating women in music. '10 bands that rip off Black Sabbath but get away with it' is her favourite article she's written with Louder so far. When not writing, Liz enjoys various creative endeavours such as graphic design, as well as reading about rock’n’roll history, art and magic.