Daily Distraction: Attend vacation bible school with Lucy Dacus

'VBS,' the latest offering off the musician's forthcoming full-length, continues to stoke our excitement for the project

Andy Downing
Columbus Alive
Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus' new album, Home Video, is due out June 25, and the early singles released off of the record, including "Hot & Cold" and the newly debuted "VBS," have only grown our excitement for it. On "VBS," which stands for "vacation bible school," Dacus looks back in novelistic detail at a week spent at bible camp in the summer of 2007, and her attempts to "save" her first boyfriend.

"[Vacation bible school is] where Christian parents send their kids over the winter, spring, or summer breaks from school to get closer to God, maybe learn some outdoor skills, and bring home useless crafts and totems like fruit of the spirit sand art and purity rings," Dacus said in a press release. "I wrote the song in the van on the way to Nashville to record Home Video after seeing one of those readerboards outside a church advertising a wholesome church camp for kids. I thought about my first boyfriend, who I met at VBS, the resident bad boy who loved Slayer and weed more than Jesus. I took it upon myself to save him, and make him stop doing drugs (with an exception for snorting nutmeg). God, I was so lame."

Give the excellent new song a listen below and then get ready to see Dacus live in concert when she visits the Newport on October 12.