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Lucy Dacus shares devastating new single, ‘My Mother & I’

Ahead of Mother’s Day in the US (12th May), Lucy Dacus has shared a gut-wrenching new single, ‘My Mother & I’.

Part lullaby, part brutally frank exploration of generational body image issues, the stunning new single is as devastating as it is tender. Listen below.

It follows on from her Valentine’s Day cover of ‘La Vie En Rose’ and will be followed by a  series of holiday-themed songs, which will also include singles tied to US Independence Day, Springsteen’s Birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s.

On the new single, Dacus said: “Being adopted has encouraged me to consider what mothers pass on through blood and body, and what they impart in the way of socialization and context. We — daughters, and all children — easily inherit the shame and fear of our mothers, but also the pride, self-assurance, and lessons of love. This song focuses on body image and the distinction between the body and the soul, which I can hardly claim to have clarity about to this day. I also reflect on traits my mother and I share as Taurean women- how we are steadfast but headstrong, empathetic but grounded, and dedicated to finding and giving reliable love and comfort.”

‘My Mother & I’ comes ahead of Dacus’ UK and European tour. Check out the full dates below.

Wed April 24 – Louisville, KY @ WFPK Waterfront
Sat May 4 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
Sun May 5 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
Mon May 6 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
Tues May 7 – Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar
Thurs May 9 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
Sat May 11- Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds North
Sun May 12 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
Fri May 24 – Hollerich, LU @ Den Atelier *
Sat May 25 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
Mon May 27 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof *
Tues May 28 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk *
Wed May 29 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz *
Fri May 31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
Sat June 1 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
Tues June 4 – Paris, FR @ Boule Noire
Wed June 5 – London, UK @ EartH
Thurs June 6 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
Sat June 8 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
Mon June 10 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
Tues June 11 – Edinburgh, UK @ Voodoo Rooms
Wed June 12 – Manchester, UK @ YES
Fri June 14 – Stavanger, NO @ Mablisfestivalen
Sat June 15 – Stockholm, SE @ STHLM Americana
Sun June 16 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
Mon June 17 – Malmo, SE @ Plan B
Wed June 19 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
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 ^

* denotes supporting Jawbreaker
^ denotes w/ Julien Baker

Madeleine Dunne

While studying multimedia journalism at Glasgow Caledonian University, Madeleine began writing for several publications including Transistor, Vegan Connections, and GigSlutz. In 2018, she became the music editor for Vegan Connections before joining the Music Crowns team as a staff writer and digital assistant. @kohlgrrl

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