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Lucy Dacus joins Hamilton Leithauser on new version of "Isabella"

02 October 2020, 11:11 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Hamilton Leithauser has released a new version of his The Loves of Your Life track "Isabella", which sees him duet with Lucy Dacus.

Leithauser originally released "Isabella" in March, but today (2 October) he's shared a mellow version of the song that features Lucy Dacus.

The musician says of the new version of the track, "I was just playing this groovy riff in my home studio and it suddenly sounded like it might work on my song "Isabella". I guess this amounts to the kind of evolving a new song goes through after a few months on tour…but without the tour. So I just hit record, and a few minutes later I had this whole new version of the song that I kind of loved. I asked my friend Lucy to sing on it - I’ve loved her voice since we used to sing together on stage every night during my I Had a Dream That You Were Mine tour. She recorded it at home and sent it to me. Once I put it all together I thought "well hell, why not share this with the world"."

Dacus adds, "Hamilton hit me up about singing on the song in June when I was in a bleak spot. Working on it really got me out of a funk and let me have some fun. We toured together in 2017 and I sung on a song in his set, it felt good to return to that. He's a nice guy with good songs who's easy to work with and lovely to talk to."

Hamilton Leithauser's new version of "Isabella" featuring Lucy Dacus is out now on Glassnote Records.
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