One year after debut album No Burden, Richmond-based singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus released a new album in 2018, Historian (out on via Matador Records). Now she’s back with a new track titled “Forever Half Mastwhich is part of her ‘2019’ single series. It follows “My Mother & I”.

Lucy says on the song: “There is a daily dissonance one endures as an American wherein much of our joy is counterweighted by shame, where much of our pride lives in tandem with injustice and suffering. ‘Forever Half Mast’ is about confronting this unavoidable culpability as an American citizen and consumer. Instead of allowing this guilt to paralyze us, we should try to let it influence us in positive ways”.