Lucy Dacus is burning a path way of straight fire towards the release of her new album Historian, with the monumental couplet of singles 'Night Shift' and 'Addictions' having already been released to major plaudits. With the release of the album just a few weeks off, Dacus is taking the opportunity to share another preview of the album in the form of 'Next Of Kin'.

A confident alt-rock swagger propels 'Next Of Kin', while Dacus' lyrics reveal a much more downcast and deflated central figure. "I am at peace with my death/ I can go back to bed," she sings in the song's bridge, sounding defeated, but simultaneously undergoing a cathartic realisation. This momentous realisation is seized upon by the song's upward momentum, launching into a full-on rock anthem, hammering home the fact that Lucy has moved beyond caring about the big ending of it all.

“Next Of Kin’ is the thesis statement of the album,” says Lucy. “It's a breaking point after a build up of difficult subject matter. It's a song about accepting fate, forgetting fear, and allowing yourself to be incomplete always.”

Check out 'Next Of Kin' below.

Lucy Dacus' second album Historian will be released through Matador on March 2nd. Look for our in-depth interview with Lucy about the album in the next couple of weeks.

She will be heading to Europe to tour in support of the album. Catch her at the following dates:

April 19th Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
April 20th Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint
April 21st Manchester, UK @ Gullivers
April 22nd Birmingham, UK @ Hare and Hounds 2
April 24th Bristol, UK @ Louisiana
April 25th London, UK @ Omeara
April 26th Brighton, UK @ The Hope and Ruin
April 27th Paris, FR @ Espace B
April 30th Copenhagen, DE @ Stengade
May 1st Hamburg, GE @ Prinzenbar
May 3rd Cologne, GE @ Blue Shell
May 4th Amsterdam, NE @ Sugar Facto