Last month Dacus returned to finally release fan favourite "Thumbs", and today (13 April) she's shared a new single called "Hot & Heavy", which is teamed with a Dacus-directed video shot at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, and arrives alongside news of her highly-anticipated third album.

Dacus says of the new single, "I thought I was writing "Hot & Heavy" about an old friend, but I realised along the way that it was just about me outgrowing past versions of myself. So much of life is submitting to change and saying goodbye even if you don't want to. Now whenever I go to places that used to be significant to me, it feels like trespassing the past. I know that the teen version of me wouldn't approve of me now, and that's embarrassing and a little bit heartbreaking, even if I know intellectually that I like my life and who I am."

Home Video will follow Dacus' 2018 second album Historian, and will see Dacus continue the collaborative camaraderie she has with boygenius bandmates Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, who contribute to two of the songs. Both Dacus and Bridgers contributed to Baker's "Favor" track that featured on her February album Little Oblivions.

Dacus recorded Home Video after returning to Trace Horse Studio in Nashville back in August 2019, and teamed up with friends and collaborators Jacob Blizard, Collin Pastore and Jake Finch to record it.

Tracklist:

  1. Hot & Heavy
  2. Christine
  3. First Time
  4. VBS
  5. Cartwheel
  6. Thumbs
  7. Going Going Gone
  8. Partner In Crime
  9. Brando
  10. Please Stay
  11. Triple Dog Dare
"Hot & Heavy" is out now. Lucy Dacus' third album Home Video will be released via Matador on 25 June, and is available to pre-order now.