By Jonah Krueger, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of Matador Records]
Indie star Lucy Dacus, who has released a number of holiday-themed songs throughout the year, shared her latest track, “Fool’s Gold,” on Thursday, November 7. The song, keeping with the theme, derives inspiration from New Year’s Eve and will appear on an upcoming EP, Stereogum reported.
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“I started writing ‘Fool’s Gold’ the moment after the last person left a New Year’s Eve party I hosted in 2018,” Dacus stated, according to Pitchfork. “I did what I said—drank the last of the champagne alone, felt anxious, and locked the door behind everyone. New Year’s has grown to be my favorite holiday, and this may be my favorite song on the EP.”
Dacus has shared a slew of singles this year, including both covers and original compositions. Her rendition of “La Vie En Rose,” released in February, was the first to arrive. The tracks “My Mother & I,” “Forever Half Mast,” “Dancing In the Dark,” “In the Air Tonight” and “Last Christmas” were all soon to follow.
Each of her 2019 releases will be featured on the aptly titled EP 2019, according to Pitchfork. The collection will be available to purchase or stream on November 8, 2019, via Matador Records and can be preordered here.
Lucy Dacus has been a rising star in the indie-rock scene since her debut album No Burden. Her critically acclaimed 2018 LP Historian appeared on multiple year-end lists, and boygenius, her supergroup that includes Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, shared their self-titled EP the same year.
Listen to “Fool’s Gold” here: