Lucy Dacus has shared ‘VBS’, the third single from forthcoming album ‘Home Video’ ahead of its arrival next month.
Short for vacation bible school – which Dacus attended many of as a child – the singer-songwriter wrote ‘VBS’ on the way to Nashville to record her new album, after seeing a sign advertising a “wholesome church camp for kids”.
She explained: “I thought about my first boyfriend, who I met at VBS, the resident bad boy who loved Slayer and weed more than Jesus. I took it upon myself to save him, and make him stop doing drugs (with an exception for snorting nutmeg). God, I was so lame.”
‘VBS’ arrives alongside a gorgeous animated video courtesy of Dacus’ longtime collaborator and ‘Home Video’ visual director Marin Leong. Watch that below:
“We arrived at this world where her physical self is being distorted by the landscape that she’s present in, both in a beautiful and slightly uncanny way. One of the reasons I find animation and music compelling is the freedom in world building, the ability to translate story and tone, and synthesise it into a visual landscape using imagery that isn’t necessarily rooted in reality.”