Listen to Hamilton Leithauser and Lucy Dacus collaborate on “Isabella”
Hamilton Leithauser‘s latest album, The Loves of Your Life, is full of smooth, rock-flavored tracks that float along like a summer breeze. One of the standout tracks from the album is “Isabella,” a country-tinged tale of a priveleged, naive woman that Leithauser is enamored with. Late last week, Leithauser dropped a new version of the track, assisted by indie rocker Lucy Dacus.
“I was just playing this groovy riff in my home studio and it suddenly sounded like it might work on my song Isabella,'” says Leithauser. “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’.”
“Hamilton hit me up about singing on the song in June when I was in a bleak spot,” adds Dacus. “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.”