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On 'Home Video,' Lucy Dacus Translates Her Life Into Song

Lucy Dacus
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Lucy Dacus

Today's World Cafe session might inspire you to go back and read the journals you wrote as a kid. It's what started Lucy Dacus on the road to her latest album, Home Video. It's a collection of personal moments from the singer-songwriter's life, translated into song by way of her vulnerable, honest lyricism. Even when Dacus writes specifically, it feels universal.

In this episode, we talk to Lucy Dacus about her songwriting process, the various childhood memories that inspired Home Video and her boygenius bandmates, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker, whose voices are also featured on the album.

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Raina Douris, an award-winning radio personality from Toronto, Ontario, comes to World Cafe from the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation), where she was host and writer for the daily live, national morning program Mornings on CBC Music. She was also involved with Canada's highest music honors: hosting the Polaris Music Prize Gala from 2017 to 2019, as well as serving on the jury for both that award and the Juno Awards. Douris has also served as guest host and interviewer for various CBC Music and CBC Radio programs, and red carpet host and interviewer for the Juno Awards and Canadian Country Music Association Awards, as well as a panelist for such renowned CBC programs as Metro Morning, q and CBC News.