“What I’m trying to say throughout the album is that hope survives, even in the face of the worst stuff.” – Lucy Dacus on why she “needed to make” this album.
It really does sound as though she’s put all of the angst of the current global climate in to this album and told her story from the point of a young woman growing up in an uncertain America.
Lucy hasn’t been on the scene for that long and yet record labels have been scrambling for her signature. This album is evidence why.
Historian is littered with clever lyrics, anecdotes and twists. The music ranges from grunge to indie to folk but somehow manages to sound current.
‘Night Shift’ and ‘Addictions’ are two very different sounding songs and that must be why she chose them to open the album. It gives you an early sense of the journey (yes I said it!) upon which you are about to embark.
1. Night Shift
3. The Shell
5. Yours & Mine
6. Body to Flame
8. Next of Kin
9. Pillar of Truth
Released: March 2018
Cat: OLE11391 / Matador