Lucy Dacus Calls Back to Childhood With ‘Kissing Lessons’ Video

The single follows Dacus’ acclaimed 2021 album Home Video.
Lucy Dacus
Lucy Dacus by Erin Soorenko

Lucy Dacus released a new single “Kissing Lessons” along with an accompanying video calling back to her childhood. The new single explores Dacus’ experiences with a childhood friend as they disguise their innocent childhood romance as practice for the day weʼd start breaking hearts and taking names.” The upbeat nature of the song and narrative lyrical style conveys the sweet and innocent, yet infatuated, nature of the friendship.

“Rachel was a year older when I was in the second grade, I thought she might know everything. I took her word like a golden ring,” Dacus sings.

“Kissing Lessons” was recorded and mixed alongside Dacus’ acclaimed 2021 album Home Video. The shakey home video-esque filming style of the accompanying video brings out the song’s continuation of childhood themes that Dacus began sharing on Home Video.

The video, directed by Mara Palena acts like a video scrapbook, incorporating shots of polaroids, hand-drawn graphics and craft projects. The beloved 2021 album cemented Dacus’ status as a staple in indie rock and won over new fans with an exceptional, stripped-down collection of songs that detailed her coming of age from early childhood into her late teenage years.

 

The single was first announced through a series of flyers that appeared in several U.S. cities with tear-off tabs for a “Kissing Lessons” hotline, which lead to a recording of Dacus’ new song. Now, the single is available everywhere to the public.

Next week, Dacus will begin her US tour for Home Video, she has added a few dates to the tour including a New York City performance at SummerStage in Central Park. Tickets are available this Friday, February 4th.

Lucy Dacus Home Video 2022 Tour:

(new dates in bold)
Wed. Feb. 09 – Pitts, PA @ Stage AE *
Thu. Feb. 10 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic *
Fri. Feb. 11 – Newport, KY @ Ovation *
Sat. Feb. 12 – Indy, IN @ Egyptian Room *
Mon. Feb. 14 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Ballroom Valentine’s Day *
Tue. Feb. 15 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall (Rescheduled Date) * – SOLD OUT
Thu. Feb. 17 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Ave (Rescheduled Date) * – SOLD OUT
Fri. Feb. 18 – Iowa City, IA @ Englert Theatre (Rescheduled Date) * – SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 19 – Lawrence, KS @ Liberty *
Sun. Feb. 20 – OK City, OK @ Tower Theatre *
Wed. Feb. 23 – Athens, GA @ Georgia Theatre *
Thu. Feb. 24 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel *
Fri. Feb. 25 – C-Ville, VA @ Jefferson * – SOLD OUT
Sat. Feb. 26 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony * – SOLD OUT
Mon. Feb. 28 – Ithaca, NY @ Hangar Theatre
Tue. Mar. 01 – Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
Thu. Mar. 03 – Providence, RI @ The Strand
Sat. Mar. 05 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram’s Head
Fri. Mar. 18, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^ – SOLD OUT
Sat. Mar. 19, 2022 – Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^ – SOLD OUT
Sun. Mar. 20, 2022 – Glasgow, UK @ St. Lukes ^ – SOLD OUT
Mon. Mar. 21, 2022 – Dublin, IE @ Olympia Theatre ^
Wed. Mar. 23, 2022 – Manchester, UK @ Gorilla – SOLD OUT
Thu. Mar. 24, 2022 – Bristol, UK @ Marble Factory ^
Fri. Mar. 25, 2022 – London, UK @ Kentish Town Forum
Sat. Mar. 26 – London, UK @ Rough Trade – In-Store Performance
Sun. Mar. 27 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde 2 ^
Tue. Mar. 29, 2022 – Brussels, BL @ Rotonde ^ – SOLD OUT
Wed. Mar. 30, 2022 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso Noord ^
Thu. Mar. 31, 2022 – Cologne, DE @ Artheater ^
Sat. Apr. 02, 2022 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotow ^
Sun. Apr. 03, 2022 – Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen ^ – SOLD OUT
Mon. April 04, 2022 – Aarhus, DK @ Atlas ^
Wed. Apr. 06, 2022 – Oslo, NO @ Parkteatret ^
Thu. Apr. 07, 2022 – Stockholm, SE @ Nalen Klubb ^
Sat. Apr. 09, 2022 – Berlin, DE @ Lido ^
Sun. Apr. 10, 2022 – Jena, DE @ Trafo ^
Tue. Apr. 12, 2022 – Vienna, AT @ Chelsea ^
Wed. Apr. 13, 2022 – Munich, DE @ Milla ^
Thu. Apr. 14, 2022 – Zürich, SU @ Bogen F ^
Fri. Apr. 15 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie ^
Thu. Jul. 21 – New York, NY @ SummerStage in Central Park # Sun. Aug. 7 – St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland Festival
Fri. Aug. 26 – London, UK @ All Points East Festival
Thu. Sep. 1 – Sun. Sep. 4 – Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road Festival

* = with Indigo De Souza ^ = with Fenne Lily
# = with Hop Along

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