Lucy Dacus has spent 2019 releasing holiday themed songs for all the biggies – Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Independence Day, Bruce Springsteen’s Birthday. All the big holidays. Have you recovered from Springsteen’s Birthday yet? That’s always a heavy one in these parts, finishing up with a drunken replay of the whole of ‘Nebraska‘. Lucy Dacus, it appears, has recovered from the New Years Eve party that inspired this song.
The opening line is an accurate description of the end of that evening, says Lucy Dacus, and the party’s afterglow was a bout of anxiety that’s captured in the chorus “he’ll blame the alcohol and you’ll blame the full moon / She’ll blame the fall of man / And I’ll blame the part of you that can’t let up on the reigns / You’ve got life in a choke hold“. The song comes from Lucy Dacus’ new EP ‘2019‘ and she says “New Year’s has grown to be my favourite holiday, and this may be my favourite song on the EP.” That’s a relief.