Lucy Dacus‘s third album Home Video, released in June, deals deeply with memories and their present-day ramifications. “I think that in some ways,” Dacus said on a recent episode of The FADER Interview, “making art that is based on the past is sacrificing a memory and giving it over to a new form. You’re giving it new life, but you’re remaking it.” It’s appropriate, then, that Dacus’s episode of NPR’s Tiny Desk (Home) Concert takes place at her old stomping grounds of Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School in Richmond, Virginia. It’s probably one of the most emotionally loaded setpieces for Tiny Desk in recent memory, with Dacus performing the Home Video songs “Brando,” “VBS,” “Going Going Gone,” and the much-adored “Thumbs.” Watch above.
Jazmine Sullivan appeared on Monday night’s episode of The Tonight Show. The musical guest took to Jimmy Fallon’s stage to perform “Girl Like Me” from her latest album, Heaux Tales. Check out the performance above.
Heaux Tales was released on January 8 and features the singles “Lost One” and “Pick Up Your Feelings” alongside “Girl Like Me.” The album also includes guest appearances from Ari Lennox and Anderson. Paak among others. Earlier this week Sullivan shared a longer live set recorded as part of NPR’s Tiny Desk series.
Heaux Tales is Sullivan’s first album since 2015 release Reality Show. In the interim period she has collaborated with GoldLink and Kindness as well as contributing vocals to Frank Ocean’s 2016 album Endless.