So, How Was Your Decade is a collection during which the last decade’s most modern musicians reply our questionnaire concerning the music, tradition and memorable moments that formed their decade. We’ll be rolling these items out all through December.
A decade in the past, indie singer-songwriter Lucy Dacus was a freshman in highschool. “Reflecting from then till now’s breaking my mind,” she says, “however I believe the sum common of my experiences have been nearer to good than dangerous.”
Dacus’ profession started with the discharge of 2016’s No Burden, adopted by the critically-acclaimed 2018 report Historian. She additionally fashioned the superb supergroup Boygenius with Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker that very same 12 months. She spent 2019 touring and dropping an EP of holiday-themed covers, starting from Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight” to Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing in the Dark.”
She’s additionally making ready for the discharge of a brand new solo album. “The fabric actually freaks me out,” she instructed Rolling Stone earlier this 12 months. “It’s largely about early childhood and early friendships and household, and bizarre stuff that you just’re taught whenever you’re a child, and issues you need to unlearn — gender, sexuality, what loyalty appears to be like like, what belief is. It makes my throat shut up a bit bit to consider sharing these songs.”
Dacus shares the folks, locations and issues that helped form the 2010s. “It’s the primary decade I can bear in mind in full,” she says. “In order that’s saying one thing.”
My favourite album of the 2010s was: Sound & Coloration by Alabama Shakes is a masterpiece.
My favourite tune of the 2010s was: LCD Soundsystem’s “Dance Yrself Clear.” I haven’t danced to any tune greater than this one.
The artist who had the most effective decade was: Massive Thief and its members have put out solely good songs and are the heroes of the 2010s, maybe the 21st century.
The craziest factor that occurred to me within the 2010s was: Singing backup for Dolly Parton with Brandi Carlile, Sheryl Crow, Linda Perry, Maggie Rogers, Yola, Amanda Shires, Maren Morris, Jade Chook, and so on. at Newport Folk Fest this 12 months.
My least favourite pattern in music this decade was: I don’t assume I’ve a least favourite pattern. I suppose it’s annoying when one other band of white dudes tries to copy The Strokes.
The TV present I couldn’t cease streaming within the 2010s was: Gilmore Women. And anybody who hasn’t watched it and thinks its some twee shit, I’d wish to direct your consideration to season 6, episode 22 whereby Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, and Sparks all make stay appearances. That present gave me sufficient cultural touchstones to start my crawl out of suburban monotony.
One of the best new slang time period of the last decade was: “Actually? Swag.” – my band
One of the best stay present I noticed within the 2010s was: Damaged Social Scene on the Nationwide in Richmond, VA on September 11, 2010. That present made me wish to make music.
Probably the most shocking encounter I had with a fellow artist this decade was: Giving tarot readings to Lana Del Rey, her sister Chuck, and Bethany Cosentino from Finest Coast. Or possibly accidentally making a band with two of the best songwriters and associates, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker.
The misstep I discovered probably the most from within the 2010s was: By no means faux you understand a couple of band that you just don’t. It’s silly and you find yourself wanting like a idiot, like me freshman 12 months of highschool.
One of the best e-book I learn this decade was: The Hearth Subsequent Time by James Baldwin. However if you’d like a e-book that was written this decade, Her Physique & Different Events by Carmen Maria Machado.
One thing cool I did this decade that no one seen was: I lower my very own hair each two weeks. Half of it’s brief and half of it’s lengthy, however you possibly can’t actually inform.
The strangest factor somebody mentioned about me within the media this decade was: Somebody described my look as a “geek librarian with a secret.”
One of the best outfit I wore this decade was: Lace turtleneck, velvet pants, pointy metal-toed boots, embroidered blazer, nips really uncovered on the Boygenius present in Chicago.
Probably the most “2010s” second of the 2010s was: That point when a merciless, silly actuality TV star turned the president.
My largest hope for the 2020s is: Bernie wins.