Just ahead of the release of her new album Home Video, Lucy Dacus shared the project's fourth single "Brando" on Tuesday. The single serves as a follow-up to previously released singles “VBS,” “Hot & Heavy,” and “Thumbs.” According to Dacus, the song was inspired by a friend in high school who seemingly wanted to live in a cinematic dreamworld.
“'Brando' refers to a very dramatic friend I had in high school whose whole personality was the media he consumed," she explained in a statement about the track. "He showed me a lot of amazing movies and music, but I think he was more interested in using me as a scrapbook of his own tastes than actually getting to know me. He claimed to know me better than anyone else but I started to feel like all he wanted from me was to be a scene partner in the movie of his life."
In addition to the release of the song, Dacus launched a video contest where participants can send clips of themselves with the song playing for a chance at being in the official music video. Home Video is out on June 25.
Stream "Brando" above.
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