Lucy Dacus Covers Cher’s ‘Believe’

    Lucy Dacus has shared a cover of Cher’s ‘Believe’ as part of the Spotify Singles series. She’s also contributed a new version of her Home Video track ‘Partner in Crime’. Take a listen below.

    ‘Believe’ is a “huge, expansive, beautiful, heart-pumping, excitement-inducing song,” Dacus said in a statement, one that’s “iconic for its use of auto-tune.” She elaborated:

    I feel like some of my favorite lyrics that I’ve written are in ‘Partner in Crime’ and maybe they aren’t as noticeable because the effect takes you out of it a little bit,” Dacus says. “So, I just wanted to strip it bare and showcase the song for what it is without any tricky production move. ‘Partner in Crime’ was partially inspired by ‘Believe’, so I thought it’d be nice to pair them together. I love Cher’s voice and how low it gets. The timbre of her voice is so unique, you can recognize it anywhere. Even with the autotune, you can tell that it’s Cher and nobody else. But, on our cover, taking away the autotune, I feel like you can tell that the structure of the song is very special and I did feel myself accidentally wanting to become Cher when I was doing vocal takes. It could never happen, but I love a low voiced pop legend.

    Dacus is currently touring the US in support of Home Video, which we named one of the best albums of 2021.

    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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