Casey here with my DJ pick of the week from Lucy Dacus. Dacus has been releasing songs as holiday-themed singles, and the latest Independence Day track is “Forever Half Mast.”
“There is a daily dissonance one endures as an American wherein much of our joy is counterweighted by shame, where much of our pride lives in tandem with injustice and suffering,” Dacus said in a statement. “‘Forever Half Mast’ is about confronting this unavoidable culpability as an American citizen and consumer. Instead of allowing this guilt to paralyze us, we should try to let it influence us in positive ways.”
Listen below and let us know what you think.