Lucy Dacus has shared another new single from her upcoming album, Home Video, which will be released on June 25 via Matador. Following the release of “Hot & Heavy” last month, she’s shared “VBS,” and it features a video animated and directed by Marin Leong. Watch it below.
Dacus says about the song in a press release: “VBS means vacation bible school, and I went to tons of them. It’s where Christian parents send their kids over the winter, spring, or summer breaks from school to get closer to God, maybe learn some outdoor skills, and bring home useless crafts and totems like fruit of the spirit sand art and purity rings. I wrote the song in the van on the way to Nashville to record Home Video after seeing one of those readerboards outside a church advertising a wholesome church camp for kids. 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.”
Home Video follows 2019’s Historian.
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