Lani here with my DJ pick of the week from singer songwriter Lucy Dacus. “Night Shift” is the opening song to Dacus’ second album Historian available now via Matador Records.
The indie rocker pours her heart into the breakup track in a way that is both heartbreaking and comforting. The lyrics cut like a knife of truth while also remaining hopeful and warm. Similarly, the song fluctuates between peaceful strumming and distorted guitars- the perfect metaphor for the back and forth journey of breakup and loss.
“It starts out dark and ends hopeful, but it gets darker in between; it goes to the deepest, darkest, place and then breaks,” Dacus explains. “What I’m trying to say throughout the album is that hope survives, even in the face of the worst stuff.”
Listen to “Night Shift” below and let us know what you think!