Lucy Dacus Joins Hamilton Leithauser on New Version of ‘Isabella’

    Hamilton Leithauser has released a new version of his song ‘Isabella’, featuring vocals from Lucy Dacus. The track originally appeared on the former Walkmen frontman’s latest solo LP, The Loves Of Your LifeTake a listen below.

    Explaining how the new version came about, Leithauser said: “I was just playing this groovy riff in my home studio and it suddenly sounded like it might work on my song ‘Isabella’. I guess this amounts to the kind of evolving a new song goes through after a few months on tour… but without the tour. So I just hit record, and a few minutes later I had this whole new version of the song that I kind of loved. I asked my friend Lucy to sing on it—I’ve loved her voice since we used to sing together on stage every night during my I Had a Dream That You Were Mine tour. She recorded it at home and sent it to me. Once I put it all together I thought ‘well hell, why not share this with the world?’”

    Dacus added: “Hamilton hit me up about singing on the song in June when I was in a bleak spot. Working on it really got me out of a funk and let me have some fun. We toured together in 2017 and I sung on a song in his set, it felt good to return to that. He’s a nice guy with good songs who’s easy to work with and lovely to talk to.”

    Hamilton Leithauser recently unveiled a new live album, Live! at Cafe Carlyle. Back in June, he appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Lucy Dacus’ last album was 2018’s Historian.

    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis
    Konstantinos Pappis is a writer, journalist, and music editor at Our Culture. His work has also appeared in Pitchfork, GIGsoup, and other publications. He currently lives in Athens, Greece.

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