Kissing Lessons / Thumbs Again
Lucy Dacus released Home Video via Matador last year, solidifying her place as one of music’s best storytellers.
After a remarkable showing on year-end lists, she returns with the new single, ‘Kissing Lessons’, and an accompanying video directed by Mara Palena. Complete with hand-drawn hearts and Polaroids, ‘Kissing Lessons’ is another gem mined from Dacus’ childhood in Richmond, Virginia. It was recorded and mixed during the Home Video sessions, and stood out with its sweet and relatable reflection of childhood infatuation as Dacus sings atop infectious guitars, “We’d take turns being seduced // Imagining the day it would come into use // Imagining the day we’d start breaking hearts // And taking names.”