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All Quotes by author - Lucy Dacus
" A breakup is a state of mind that needs encouragement and needs hopeful, forward thinking. "
" A journal is your completely unaltered voice - it's just for you. And if you know that voice, and you like it, you can bring it out to everyone else, and that's the most honest and vulnerable thing you can do. "
" Before I even pick up a guitar, usually the words are done. So I'm not first and foremost a musician. I'm first and foremost a writer. "
" Being on tour, it's really easy to stop knowing people that you want to know, because you're not sharing experiences; you're not existing in the minor moments of somebody's life. "
" Even if somebody wanted to tell me what one of my songs meant to him or her, I can't do it - I would be probably put to tears every time. "
" Even people that are close to me or people that are acquaintances... The only question I get now is, 'How is music going?' It's an overpowering quality of my life now, the fact that I write songs. It's weird to navigate what that means socially. "
" Every breakup is preceded by a bad relationship. So breakups should be cause for celebration and triumph. "
" Film is like sculpture, writing, acting, technical arts, all sorts of arts. And that's why I wanted to do it for so long, because it would include so many places for attention. "
" For a while, I called myself an agnostic, which was me wanting to maintain a connection to the culture I was raised in while also undercutting a lot of the beliefs I had. "
" Four months after we released 'I Don't Want to Be Funny Anymore,' the album came out on EggHunt. Three months after that, we officially signed with Matador. That's not a very long time: half a year between the first flood and the final signing. "
" From the very beginning, I had a lot of female role models in music. I would go to shows, and there were always women fronting bands and playing guitar or backing up and playing drums or bass in a band. That probably contributed to my belief in myself to go out and perform for people. "
" Headliners, no matter the genre, usually are a person or band who has an ethos. "
" Hopefully when you listen to a song, you can say, 'That's me,' or 'That's someone I know' - you relate to it in a way that's cathartic. "
" Humans are fascinated with communication. I was always drawn to words and stories, staying in touch with your feelings and being open to what's around you. "
" I always wrote songs. Elementary school, middle school. It didn't feel more creative than speaking. It was just normal to do that. "
" I called it 'Historian' because I feel like most of my creative efforts are efforts to capture something or to document it. "
" I can't imagine being in a tour bus. It would be nice, but I think it costs $30,000 a week to rent. And I can't imagine spending what many people make in a year on a vehicle for one week. "
" I couldn't have imagined working on a film I didn't believe in. "
" I don't end up writing songs in my journals, but I'm sure that my ability to write songs has been helped by how consistently and impulsively I try to get my life into words through the journals. "
" I don't even drink coffee. I try to avoid becoming reliant on any substance. "
" I don't have any weird gimmicks. I do put on lipstick for the show. That's what separates it. 'Cause I don't wear makeup at all... That's probably the closest thing I have to a routine. "
" I don't retain facts very well when it comes to music history. "
" I feel like the expectations have gone up. It's not a complaint, but it's a little intimidating. People are like, 'Oh, you're on Matador. It's kind of a legendary label - you're going to have to live up to all those other bands.' I guess it's not that explicit. "
" If there are people who treat me wrong, I either talk to them about it, or I don't talk to them anymore. It's been the most thoughtful and considerate thing I could do for myself and other people. I am going to try to do that forever. "
" If you can come out from under pain, why wouldn't you? You definitely can. There's no question. "
" I guess the point of that song 'Troublemaker, Doppelganger' is trying to navigate the worth of beauty and if it's hurtful or helpful to value beauty. If it's a curse or a blessing. Is that something really negative and morbid, like the hearse, or is it the limousine - a glamorous symbol of enjoying life? "
" I have a huge note on my phone where things just start popping up. It doesn't make that much sense to me at the time, but once a song is finished, I can read into it and figure out who the characters are in my life. "
" I haven't studied history - I couldn't give a discourse in medieval literature - but I am a personal historian, and I do a lot to take in the histories of the people around me. "
" I hear a lot of artists become kinda self-referential, and a lot of people that tour a lot tend to write about the perils of being on the road later in their careers. "
" I heard during our label-searching that some labels hire statisticians instead of A&R people. They'll reach out to the bands that will statistically perform best monetarily instead of going out to shows and having an opinion on which music is good or bad. "
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