Lucy Dacus releases her new single and video, ‘Hot & Heavy’, which is taken from her forthcoming third album, “Home Video”.
The album, which is the follow-up to 2018’s Historian and her 2016 debut No Burden, is introspective about Dacus’ character growth and youth growing up in Virginia.
“I thought I was writing ‘Hot & Heavy’ about an old friend, but I realized along the way that it was just about me outgrowing past versions of myself,” explains Dacus. “So much of life is submitting to change and saying goodbye even if you don’t want to. Now whenever I go to places that used to be significant to me, it feels like trespassing the past. I know that the teen version of me wouldn’t approve of me now, and that’s embarrassing and a little bit heartbreaking, even if I know intellectually that I like my life and who I am.”
The self-directed video was shot in the celebrated Byrd Theatre in Richmond where Dacus often viewed films during her teenage years.
Lucy Dacus’ third album, “Home Video”, is out 25 June on Matador,