Lucy Dacus Releases New Single ‘Thumbs’
Lucy Dacus‘ first single of 2021 isn’t a new song. “Thumbs” was debuted by the singer-songwriter live in 2018 and was instantly beloved by a number of her fans, some of whom created a Twitter account dedicated to getting Lucy to officially release the song. Today, those fans get their wish.
Lucy shared the following regarding “Thumbs,” which she wrote during a quick ride to dinner 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 and Julien 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 Lucy Dacus’ “Thumbs” below: