Richmond, Va. singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has unveiled a new track, “Next Of Kin,” from her forthcoming second studio album Historian, out on March 2 via Matador Records.
“Next Of Kin” is a slice of melodic, sweet and heartfelt indie rock with lyrics that reflect a number of her heartbreaking but necessary self-realizations that she is “at peace with her death,” she “will never be complete” and she will never “know everything.”
Dacus says of the inspiration behind her new single, ”’Next Of Kin’ is the thesis statement of the album. It’s a breaking point after a build up of difficult subject matter. It’s a song about accepting fate, forgetting fear, and allowing yourself to be incomplete always.”
“Next Of Kin” follows two recent singles, the devastating breakup song “Night Shift” and the honest, dynamic “Addictions.”
Listen to “Next of Kin” below, along with Dacus’ 2016 Daytrotter Session, and preorder Historian here.