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Lucy Dacus honors moms and Taurus season with “My Mother & I”: Stream

boygenius singer releases the latest installment in her holiday song series.

Lucy Dacus, photo by Ben Kaye Mother & I new single holiday Mother's Day Taurus
Lucy Dacus, photo by Ben Kaye
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    Right before Valentine’s Day, Lucy Dacus released her cover of Édith Piaf’s  “La Vie en Rose”, which marked the first installment in her new holiday song series. Now, the folk singer-songwriter has returned with a new track titled “My Mother & I”, which celebrates both Mother’s Day and the start of Taurus season.

    On its surface, the new single is a soft and gentle ode to “babies born in the month of May.” However, Dacus uses the framework to explore women’s body images and the generational passing down of weight-oriented neuroses. The track features an unflinchingly honest examination of the topic, with the poignant topic beautifully contrasted with the cascading, simplistic acoustic guitar that underlies the composition.

    As Dacus explained in a statement,

    “Being adopted has encouraged me to consider what mothers pass on through blood and body, and what they impart in the way of socialization and context. We — daughters, and all children — easily inherit the shame and fear of our mothers, but also the pride, self-assurance, and lessons of love. This song focuses on body image and the distinction between the body and the soul, which I can hardly claim to have clarity about to this day. I also reflect on traits my mother and I share as Taurean women- how we are steadfast but headstrong, empathetic but grounded, and dedicated to finding and giving reliable love and comfort.”

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    Listen to “My Mother & I” below.

    In other news, Dacus has a busy tour schedule coming, with a handful of United States shows slated for the next few weeks before her summer European tour. The singer also has plans to release additional songs in the series for Independence Day, Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s. Check out her tour schedule below.

    Lucy Dacus 2019 Tour Dates:
    04/24 – Louisville, KY @ WFPK Waterfront
    05/04 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theater
    05/05 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
    05/06 – Orlando, FL @ The Social
    05/07 – Tampa, FL @ The Crowbar
    05/09 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
    05/11- Chattanooga, TN @ Songbirds North
    05/12 – Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle
    05/24 – Hollerich, LU @ Den Atelier *
    05/25 – Berlin, DE @ Badehaus
    05/27 – Wiesbaden, DE @ Schlachthof *
    05/28 – Munich, DE @ Backstage Werk *
    05/29 – Milan, IT @ Alcatraz *
    05/31 – Barcelona, ES @ Primavera Sound Festival
    06/01 – Hilvarenbeek, NL @ Best Kept Secret Festival
    06/04 – Paris, FR @ Boule Noire
    06/05 – London, UK @ EartH
    06/06 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
    06/08 – Porto, PT @ Optimus Primavera Sound
    06/10 – Nottingham, UK @ Bodega
    06/11 – Edinburgh, UK @ Voodoo Rooms
    06/12 – Manchester, UK @ YES
    06/14 – Stavanger, NO @ Mablisfestivalen
    06/15 – Stockholm, SE @ STHLM Americana
    06/16 – Gothenburg, SE @ Oceanen
    06/17 – Malmo, SE @ Plan B
    06/19 – Kortrijk, BE @ De Kreun
    06/28 – Richmond, VA @ Friday Cheers
    07/02 – Dortmund, DE @ FZW
    07/03 – Hamburg, DE @ MarX
    07/04 – Roskilde, DE @ Roskilde Festival
    07/06 – Prague, CZ @ Chapeau Rouge
    07/07 – Vienna, AT @ Flex Cafe
    07/08 – Dornbirn, AT @ Conrad Sohm
    07/10 – Lausanne, CH @ Festival de la Cite
    07/27 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
    07/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ XPoNential Festival
    07/30 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits TV Taping ^

    * = w/ Jawbreaker
    ^ = w/ Julien Baker

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