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Lucy Dacus performs four ‘Home Video’ tracks live for NPR Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Lucy Dacus took to NPR‘s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert series to perform four tracks from her recent album, Home Video.

The performance sees Dacus and her backing band opening with an acoustic rendition of “Brando.” Before launching into “VBS,” Dacus explains that the track’s title “means vacation bible school, for all you heathen folks.” Then, Dacus and co. pick up four acoustic guitars for their powerful performance of “Going Going Gone.” Lastly, they round out the performance with a heartwrenching rendition of “Thumbs.”

Suitably, Dacus took to her alma mater, Maggie Walker Highschool for a classroom-themed set. By revisiting a scene from her childhood, Dacus channels the nostalgic energy of the album. Sitting behind a desk, Dacus’ throaty vocals are the true highlight of this concert.

Watch Lucy Dacus’ Tiny Desk performance below.


About Home Video

This Tiny Desk performance truly channels the powerful album perfectly. Home Video is inspired by Dacus’ coming-of-age in Richmond, Virginia. Serving as the follow-up to 2018’s Historian, this record takes on the format of a memoir. Dacus offers snapshots of specific moments of her growing up, as she was learning about the complexity of emotions and relationships.

Revisit the album and check out its tracklist below.

Home Video Tracklist:

01 – “Hot & Heavy”
02 – “Christine”
03 – “First Time”
04 – “VBS”
05 – “Cartwheel”
06 – “Thumbs”
07 – “Going Going Gone”
08 – “Partner In Crime”
09 – “Brando”
10 – “Please Stay”
11 – “Triple Dog Dare”

Upon the track’s release, Dacus explained of “Brando”:

“‘Brando’ refers to a very dramatic friend I had in high school whose whole personality was the media he consumed,” Dacus explains. “He showed me a lot of amazing movies and music, but I think he was more interested in using me as a scrapbook of his own tastes than actually getting to know me. He claimed to know me better than anyone else but I started to feel like all he wanted from me was to be a scene partner in the movie of his life.”

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