Indie Rock Spotlight: Richmond Artist Lucy Dacus

Listening to music is best when it can take us to another place, and this is exactly what happens when I listen to Richmond-based indie/folk-rock artist Lucy Dacus.

Dacus’ debut record, No Burden, released February 26, is a stellar collection of upbeat tunes and ballads about love, loss, and vulnerability. The first track, a sad yet hopeful song called β€œI Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore,” boasts brutally honest lyrics alongside catchy riffs, but slow songs like β€œDream State…” and β€œβ€¦Familiar Place” truly seal the deal on this album. Dacus' beautifully unique voice shines through best on these songs, which seem to be a two-part story, with a particularly haunting set of lyrics showing up in both songs: β€œWithout you, I am surely the last of our kind / without you, I am surely the last of my kind.”

Give No Burden a listen below and let us know what you think. If interested in seeing her live, Dacus will play Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club on April 24 as an opening act for Houndmouth. Find the rest of her tour dates here.