Lucy Dacus Announces New EP, Covers Phil Collins

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Janice Headley
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Over the past year, Lucy Dacus has shared a slew of holiday singles: Edith Piaf’s “La Vie En Rose” for Valentine’s Day, Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” for Springsteen’s birthday, and the original tracks “Forever Half Mast” for Fourth of July and “My Mother and I” for Mother's Day. And now, in honor of Halloween, she's covered the creepy Phil Collins single "In the Air Tonight" which you can hear below.

In a press release, Dacus calls it the "best eerie bop of all time," adding:

The image in the first verse is so unsettling — watching someone watch someone drown without moving to save them. People have wondered if this is something Phil Collins really witnessed, but the song is actually just a manifestation of his anger and frustration about his divorce. It’s tense, dark, and so much fun, as a good Halloween should be. This was the most fun I’ve ever had in a studio.

Dacus will collect all these holiday-inspired tracks for the 2019 EP, out November 8th via Matador Records. (She'll also add her take on Wham's “Last Christmas” and another original track called “Fool’s Gold”, perhaps for April Fool's Day?) Dacus will be LIVE on KEXP on Tuesday, October 22nd and plays Neumos later that night.

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