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.
“A lot of the album examines navigation of self and how it evolves, and Lucy and I have often talked about bodies, the part they play in our ideation of self, and both connection and disconnection to them,” Leong said in a statement.