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 “I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore,” boasts brutally honest lyrics alongside catchy riffs, but slow songs like “Dream State…” and “…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: “Without 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.