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Watchlist: Lucy Dacus "Kissing Lessons"

From the unapologetically outspoken indie rocker and fabled member of the indie folk group Boygenius, Lucy Dacus' newest single "Kissing Lessons" is a poignant account of childlike naivety. The track, which chronicles a pair of elementary school friends innocently preparing one another for adult intimacy ("We'd take turns being seduced / Imagining the day it would come into use"), was released February 2nd via Matador Records.

"Kissing Lessons" lands on the brash end of a polished garage rock to coffee shop Pandora station instrumental spectrum, reminding the listener how cutting the Lucy Dacus narrative muscle can be when paired with a fuzzier, more uptempo, instrumental. Not unlike the catalogues of Boygenius contemporaries Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, these instrumentally abrasive departures don't come around as often as they should.

Listen to "Kissing Lessons" below and find @LucyDacus on Instagram for more updates.


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