BOYGENIUS – ” The Record “

Posted: February 28, 2023 in MUSIC

In a world where the music industry can feel dauntingly cutthroat and competitive, finding kindred spirits can be a lifeline. That’s exactly what happened when Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers crossed paths. As Baker explained in a recent press release, the three women were all at similar points in their lives and music careers and shared a deep appreciation for music that was authentic, vulnerable, and unapologetically raw.

There’s a sense of serendipity to the way they came together as if fate itself had orchestrated their meeting. But it was more than just happenstance that brought these three talented musicians together – it was a shared vision, a mutual understanding of what it means to create music that resonates deeply with listeners.

So far the trio have shared three singles, ‘$20’, ‘Emily I’m Sorry’ and ‘True Blue’which were released upon the album’s announcement in January.

All three women are known for their soul-baring lyrics, heart-wrenching vocals, and fearless exploration of topics that many artists shy away from. They’re not afraid to lay themselves bare, to expose their deepest fears and insecurities in the hopes of connecting with others who may be going through similar struggles.

“the record” is the debut full length album from boygenius. Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus who formed Boygenius after booking a tour together, but the trio had subconsciously been in the works for longer than that. Through a series of tours and performances together, and chance encounters that led to friendships – including Bridgers’ and Dacus’ first in-person meeting backstage at a Philadelphia festival, greenroom hangouts that felt instantly comfortable and compatible, a couple of long email chains and even a secret handshake between Baker and Dacus – the lyrically and musically arresting singer-songwriters and kindred spirits got to know each other on their own terms.

In many ways, Baker, Dacus, and Bridgers represent a new wave of indie rock – one that’s less concerned with fitting into a particular genre or scene, and more focused on creating music that speaks to the complexities of the human experience. With their combined talents and unique perspectives, it’s no surprise that they’ve quickly become one of the most talked-about acts in recent years.

In 2018, Bridgers, Baker and Dacus discovered they would be touring together. What began as an idea to record a single to promote the tour morphed into six songs and, eventually, their debut self-titled EP.

Since releasing Boygenius’ debut EP in 2018, the trio have worked together on Bridgers’ song ‘Graceland Too’ from her 2020 album “Punisher”, and collaborated with Hayley Williams on the track ‘Roses/Lotus/Violet/Iris’.

Tickets to both of Boygenius’ UK shows go on sale on March 3rd 

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