Supergroup Boygenius reunites with album announcement, new singles


By All photos by David Lee from Redmond, WA, USA. Compilation by GiankM. M - Julien BakerPhoebe BridgersLucy Dacus, CC BY-SA 2.0 [Wiki Commons]

Supergroup Boygenius will return from a five-year hiatus with a new album, “The Record,” in March.

Atticus Ross, Staff Writer

In 2018, Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus released a six-song self-titled EP, Boygenius, which received acclaim from critics and fans alike. The collaboration showed off the skills the group of friends have when working together. The three women have their own solo careers but have expressed how much they enjoy making music together. 

Now, five years later, the indie rock group released three new long-awaited songs — “$20,” “Emily I’m Sorry” and “True Blue” — ahead of its full-length album, The Record, coming in March. Each song was written individually by the three band members. Baker wrote “$20;” the song is more rock-oriented with heavy guitar riffs and Bridgers screaming in the background. Bridgers wrote “Emily I’m Sorry,” which has a melancholic tone as Bridgers reflects on a past relationship. “True Blue,” Dacus’ song, is more of an indie melody focusing on self-reflection when someone else knows you better than yourself. All three tracks show off how much each of the members’ voices complement each other.

The three tracks are definitely strong singles that get their job done by giving listeners a taste of what’s yet to come from the album. “20,” “Emily I’m Sorry” and “True Blue” each have their own distinct sound with the exception of the three group members’ voices that occupy each song. Even after their long break, all three new singles did not disappoint and are worthy comeback titles. 

In April, Coachella, one of the largest music festivals in the world, will feature the trio alongside massive headliners such as Bad Bunny, Blackpink and Frank Ocean. The list of artists attending came out before the album and singles were announced; this got fans speculating a Boygenius reunion had possible new music attached, and their theories were proven to be true not long after that.

In a new issue of Rolling Stone, the supergroup was interviewed and had photoshoots where members replicated the 1994 Nirvana Rolling Stone cover. The artists have  expressed they just want to be viewed and treated like any other band.

Boygenius continues to exceed listeners’ expectations with their three new singles.The Record is set to release on March 31, and fans are highly anticipating the full-length album. With how well the three singles sounded, there are high hopes that this album can match or even exceed the sound of their first work.

Ever since the 2018 EP, listeners have been waiting for new music from the supergroup for years as well as new fans of the singers, and now the wait is over.