Gathered together in a tight, dimly lit venue, people swayed to Lucy’s heartfelt poetics.
In the heat of the summer, an audience piled inside the Agora theater in Cleveland to witness Dacus’ lyrical distinction. Despite it being a sweaty, sticky, and humid August day, her pure emotion gave the audience chills.
Dacus performed her most recent album, Home Video, with incomparable passion and depth. In previous shows, the artist has had to limit her performance due to vocal injury. Nonetheless, Dacus gave the show her all and left audiences in awe.
Personal memories shared in VBS are a reflection of her younger summers. At 13 years old Dacus was enrolled in Bible camp in her home state of Virginia, where she found musical inspiration and even made her talent show debut.
Dacus says, Home Video, is largely inspired by her dutifully kept journals. Since she was 7 years old, she has used this journal to explore her feelings and the intricacies of life’s relationships.
In the most intimate moments, fans were singing along with Lucy whether it be Hot and Heavy or VBS. Throughout her set, Dacus never failed to engage with the audience and welcome them into her creative expression.
Despite separating herself from the church community, Dacus finds this aspect of herself in her music. She identifies as “culturally Christian” and celebrates her fond memories of kindness and kinship through her performances.
Dacus’ rich vocals and heartfelt lyrics are nothing short of amazement. Swaying beside the stage you’ll find yourself falling in love with her music, and arguably, with Dacus herself.
Before ending her time in Cleveland, Lucy gave us a quick flash and headed on her way. Wishing her the best on her tour of Europe!
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