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Daily Dose: Lucy Dacus, “Night Shift”

Daily Dose: Lucy Dacus, "Night Shift"

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We’ve been waiting a long while to write these words: Lucy Dacus has announced her sophomore album. Historian is due out on March 2 via Matador Records, and with its unveiling, Dacus has shared her first-ever breakup song, the devastating “Night Shift.” Listen below, and listen good.

“Night Shift,” Historian ’s opening track, is a scathing ode to an unfaithful lover. “Don’t hold your breath. Forget you ever saw me at my best,” commands Dacus. “You don’t deserve what you don’t respect.” Nowhere near content with being neglected, Dacus is so driven to put the past behind her that she takes the titular night shift: “You got a 9 to 5, so I’ll take the night shift / and I’ll never see you again if I can […]

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