Thursday, July 21, 2022

Lucy Dacus Covers Cher

Photo by Ebru Yildiz

Lucy Dacus has quickly become one of our favorite artists for covers (or really just in general). Her 2019 release 2019 was mostly covers, and all fantastic. Now she's back with a cover of Cher's 1998 electronica comeback song "Believe." Dacus's version is stripped way down... at least in comparison. This new version is a little more guitar heavy and far more dreamy. It's a hazy and swirling cover at times, and at others it's a pretty straightforward pop rock song. The way Dacus makes "Believe" meander slowly through different styles while sounding like a cohesive piece of art is what makes this one of the better covers of the year!

The song is currently available as a Spotify single paired with a reworked "Partner in Crime" without autotune. Dacus says of this pairing of songs:

“‘Partner in Crime’ was partially inspired by ‘Believe,’ so I thought it’d be nice to pair them together. I love Cher’s voice and how low it gets. The timbre of her voice is so unique, you can recognize it anywhere. Even with the autotune, you can tell that it’s Cher and nobody else. But, on our cover, taking away the autotune, I feel like you can tell that the structure of the song is very special and I did feel myself accidentally wanting to become Cher when I was doing vocal takes. It could never happen, but I love a low voiced pop legend.”

You can listen to Lucy Dacus covering "Believe" below. For more on Lucy Dacus, check out the artist's website. Upcoming tour dates are below the song.

Thu. July 21 - New York, NY @ Summerstage in Central ParkSat. July 23 - Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Fest (SOLD OUT)Sun. July 24 - Providence, RI @ Strand Ballroom *Mon. July 25 - Baltimore, MD @ Outdoor Stage at Power Plant Live! * (SOLD OUT)Wed. July 27 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE *Thu. July 28 - Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann !Fri. July 29 - Richmond, VA @ Brown’s Island !Sun. July 31 - Montreal, QC @ Osheaga FestivalThu. Aug. 4 - Ogden, UT @ Ogden Twilight Series @Fri. Aug. 5 - Bozeman, MT @ The ElmSun. Aug. 7 - St. Charles, IA @ Hinterland FestivalTue. Aug. 9 - St. Louis, MO @ The Factory #Wed. Aug. 10 - Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre and Ballroom #Fri. Aug. 12 - Harrisburg, PA @ XL Live $Sat. Aug. 13 - North Adams, MA @ MASS Moca %Thu. Aug. 25 - Edinburgh, UK @ Leith TheatreFri. Aug. 26 - London, UK @ All Points East FestivalSat. Aug. 27 - Paris, FR @ Rock en SeineSun. Aug. 28 - Darmstadt, DE @ Golden Leaves FestivalMon. Aug. 29 - Helsinki, FI @ Helsinki FestivalWed. Aug. 31 - Cologne, DE @ LUXOR ^Fri. Sep. 2 - Vlieland, NE @ Into The Great Wide Open (SOLD OUT)Sat. Sep. 3 - Maastricht, NE @ Re Bruis FestivalSun. Sep. 4 - Salisbury, UK @ End of the Road FestivalTue. Sep. 6 - Barcelona, ES @ WOLF BarcelonaThu. Sep. 8 - M├ílaga, ES @ Andalucia Big FestivalSat. Sep. 10 - Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool SunsetMon. Sep. 12 - Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre &Fri. Sep. 30 - New Haven, CT @ College Street Music HallSat. Oct. 1 - Columbia, MD @ All Things Go FestivalMon. Oct. 3 - Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln TheatreWed. Oct. 5 - Charlotte, NC @ Neighborhood TheatreThu. Oct. 6 - Charleston, SC @ Charleston Music HallFri. Oct. 7 - Orlando, FL @ Beacham TheaterSat. Oct. 8 - Miami Beach, FL @ North Beach Band ShellMon. Oct. 10 - Tallahassee, FL @ Club DownunderWed. Oct. 12 - New Orleans, LA @ The Civic TheatreThu. Oct. 13 - Birmingham, AL @ SaturnFri. Oct. 14 - Memphis, TN @ Minglewood HallFri. Nov. 4 - Edmonton, AB @ Union HallSat. Nov. 5 - Calgary, AB @ Palace TheatreTue. Nov. 8 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue TheatreWed. Nov. 9 - Seattle, WA @ Moore TheatreFri. Nov. 11 - Portland, OR @ Roseland TheaterSat. Nov. 12 - Boise, ID @ Egyptian TheatreSun. Nov. 13 - Eugene, OR @ McDonald TheatreTue. Nov. 15 - Healdsburg, CA @ Little SaintThu. Nov. 17 - Oakland, CA @ Fox TheaterFri. Nov. 18 - Los Angeles, CA @ The WilternSat. Nov. 19 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park * w/ Samia! w/ Courtney Barnett and Samia@ w/ Local Natives and NoSo# Here & There Fest w/ Courtney Barnett and Quinn Christopherson$ Here & There Fest w/ Courtney Barnett, Faye Webster, and Caroline Rose& supporting The National& Here & There Fest w/ Courtney Barnett, Men I Trust, Faye Webster, The Beths, Bartees Strange, and Hana Vu^ w/ Emperor X

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