Richmond, Virginia singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus has shared a new song in honor of Mother’s Day – which is still a good two and a half weeks away – and Taurus season, which started last Saturday, April 20. Aptly titled “My Mother & I,” Dacus sings about the relationship with her mother and how it translates to how she feels about herself over a plucked guitar.
Dacus says this about the song:
"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."
The song is a part of Dacus’ holiday song series 2019 and follows her cover of “La Vie En Rose” for Valentine’s Day. She plans to unveil singles for Independence Day, Bruce Springsteen’s birthday, Halloween, Christmas, and New Year’s and then putting them together in a single project. Her last solo LP was 2018’s Historian. She also collaborated with Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers for the project boygenius.
Below, listen to “My Mother & I” and watch Dacus’ KEXP in-studio performance from 2017.
Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers have teamed up to form a new supergroup called boygenius and shared three songs off their debut EP