Lucy Dacus Releases New Single ‘Thumbs’

By Scott Bernstein Mar 9, 2021 7:37 am PST

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.

“Thumbs” marks the first new music from Dacus since her 2019 EP. Lucy built hype for the release of the song by sending a hand-assembled VHS tape featuring “Thumbs” to 100 random fans.

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:

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