Lucy Dacus releases two Carole King covers

[Photo courtesy of Matador Records]

By Julia Weber, Features Editor

Lucy Dacus released two new renditions of Carole King songs at midnight on Wednesday, Sept. 28th. She covered “Home Again” and “It’s Too Late” from King’s 1971 album Tapestry.

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At 11:46 p.m. last night, Dacus tweeted: “I have some songs coming out in 15 minutes but I’m sleepy so I’m going to bed, please enjoy.” The songs were released on all streaming platforms shortly after. 

These songs follow suit in a recent pattern of cover songs for Dacus. In July, Dacus released a cover of Cher’s “Believe.” In 2019, Dacus also released covers of “Dancing In The Dark” by Bruce Springsteen, “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins and “La Vie En Rose” by Édith Piaf.

In 2016, Lucy Dacus released her debut album No Burden followed two years later by Historian. More recently, Home Video, her third album, was released in 2021 followed by a new single “Kissing Lessons” in 2022. Following the release of Home Video, Dacus embarked on an extensive tour and joined Courtney Barnett’s Here and There Festival for five performances in August.

Dacus is also a member of the beloved indie supergroup boygenius alongside Julien Baker and Phoebe Bridgers. The trio released a self-titled album in 2018 and the three artists frequently collaborate together. Most recently, boygenius reunited for a benefit performance in San Francisco in 2021.

Dacus is currently signed to Matador Records which represents other artists including Car Seat Headrest, Julien Baker, Mdou Moctar, Pavement and Yo La Tengo.

You can listen to Lucy Dacus cover “Home Again” and “It’s Too Late” here.

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