Lucy Dacus has released a new single, titled “Thumbs.” The new track is one that’s been in Dacus’ live repertoire since 2018 and has become a fan favorite—to the extent that a Twitter account titled Has Lucy Released Thumbs Yet? was eventually created. Now, the answer to that question is yes.
Dacus says of the song in a statement, “Like most songs I write, I wasn’t expecting it and it made me feel weird, almost sick. It tells the story of a day I had with a friend during our freshman year of college, a significant day, but not one that I had thought of for years. I started playing it live a month or so later during the boygenius tour after Phoebe and Julien encouraged me to. I knew I wanted a long time to get used to playing it since it made me feel shaky, so I ended sets with it for about half the shows I played in 2019. Before I played it, I would ask the audience to please not record it, a request that seems to have been respected, which I’m grateful for.”
Hear “Thumbs” below.