Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus are reactivating their side project boygenius for its first full-length album. The appropriately titled the record will be released on March 31 through Interscope. The group has already announced a return to live performance with appearances at Coachella in April.
Three of the new songs were released today (Jan. 18): the Baker-sung rocker “$20,” the low-key, atmospheric Bridgers number “Emily I’m Sorry,” and the warm, chugging, Dacus-driven “True Blue.” The album was produced by boygenius and recorded at Rick Rubin’s Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, Calif.
the record is the follow-up to the group’s self-titled 2018 Matador debut EP, which reached No. 9 on Billboard‘s Top Independent Albums chart.
Beyond boygenius, Bridgers is working on her own new album and will open 12 dates on Taylor Swift’s Eras tour this spring. She will also appear on three songs on the National’s upcoming album, First Two Pages of Frankenstein.
Neither Baker nor Dacus has their own shows lined up yet for 2023.
boygenius the record track listing:
“Without You Without Them”
“Emily I’m Sorry”
“Cool About It”
“Not Strong Enough”
“We’re in Love”
“Letter to an Old Poet”