Lucy Dacus has shared the second song of her 2019 holiday songs series. Listen to "My Mother & I" below. Dacus is releasing new music throughout the year to mark certain key dates. This new song celebrates both Mother's Day and Taurus Season. It follows a cover of "La Vie En Rose," which dropped in February ahead of Valentine's Day.
Describing the themes of her song, which touches on body image and its generational impact, Dacus said in a statement: "Being adopted has encouraged me to consider what mothers pass on through blood and body, and what they impart in the way of socialization and context. We -- daughters, and all children -- easily inherit the shame and fear of our mothers, but also the pride, self-assurance, and lessons of love."
"This song focuses on body image and the distinction between the body and the soul, which I can hardly claim to have clarity about to this day. I also reflect on traits my mother and I share as Taurean women- how we are steadfast but headstrong, empathetic but grounded, and dedicated to finding and giving reliable love and comfort.”