Lucy Dacus ushers in Taurus season with “My Mother & I”

Listen to a new song from the singer-songwriter.

April 24, 2019
Lucy Dacus ushers in Taurus season with “My Mother & I” Lucy Dacus   Elizabeth Weinberg

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.

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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.”

Lucy Dacus ushers in Taurus season with “My Mother & I”