Lucy Dacus Preview

Author: Hayley Snell

Almost one year after the boygenius show at the Sylvee, Lucy Dacus plans to bring her ethereal presence back to Madison, but this time she is riding solo. After spending 2018 creating music and touring with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers in their indie supergroup, boygenius, Dacus is stepping back into solo work. 

The Virginia-born artist recently released a cover of Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark” as a birthday tribute to the rockstar, as well as her father. Dacus’ infuses her guitar-heavy instrumentals and soft vocals into the cover, making it truly her own. 

Dacus takes a down-to-earth approach to indie-rock, filling her songs with emotion and reality. Every lyric she sings holds truth. Her music is often influenced by her personal life and family. She doesn’t shy away from the opportunity to share her experiences. In fact, she is openly appreciative of her unique position as an artist. Her latest album, Historian, centralizes an important lesson on keeping hope alive while facing dark times. Dacus drew inspiration from an array of topics like political turmoil and personal heartbreak. 

Dacus is set to grace the Majestic on Friday, October 10 with opening acts Liza Ann and Sun June. It is bound to be a night full of emotion and lovely indie tunes that will perfectly match those somber fall vibes.