Jan 18, 2023
By Mark Redfern
Photography by Harrison Whitford
Boygenius, the supergroup featuring Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers, have announced their debut full-length album, the record, and shared three new songs from it: “$20,” “Emily I’m Sorry,” and “True Blue.” The record is due out March 31 via Interscope. Check out all three songs below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art.
Boygenius formed in 2018 and released their self-titled debut EP the same year via Matador. The trio self-produced the record, which was recorded at Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, California. In June 2020, a week after she released her acclaimed sophomore album Punisher, Bridgers sent the demo for “Emily I’m Sorry” to Baker and Dacus and asked if boygenius could record music again. Baker then created a Google Drive folder called “dare I say it?” and the three songwriters began adding potential songs to it. Then after all three were vaccinated, the trio got together in person in April 2021 to truly begin writing the album. The band then recorded the record at Shangri-la in January 2022 over the course of a month, working for 10 hours every day.
It was recently announced that boygenius will be playing Coachella in April, which sparked speculation that new music from the trio might be on the way.
Punisher landed Bridges on the cover of our print magazine and topped our Top 100 Albums of 2020 list.
Dacus’ latest album, Home Video, came out in 2021 via Matador (stream it here). It was high up on our Top 100 Albums of 2021 list. In 2021, we posted our in-depth Under the Radar Podcast interview with Dacus on the album (listen to it here). Also read our 2021 Protest Issue interview with Dacus.
Baker’s last album, Little Oblivions, also came out in 2021 via Matador and was also one of our Top 100 Albums of 2021. Read our Protest Issue interview with Baker, where she discusses the album, here. Also listen to our Under the Radar podcast interview with Baker here.
the record Tracklist:
01 Without You Without Them
03 Emily I’m Sorry
04 True Blue
05 Cool About It
06 Not Strong Enough
07 Revolution 0
08 Leonard Cohen
10 We’re in Love
12 Letter to an Old Poet
Read our 2019 cover story interview with boygenius.
Read our 2017 cover story interview with Julien Baker.
Also read our 2017 cover story bonus Q&A with Baker.
Read our rave 9/10 review of Baker’s Turn Out the Lights.
Read our 2016 interview with Baker and our 2015 Artist Survey interview with her.
Read our 2017 exclusive interview with Phoebe Bridgers and check out our photo-shoot with her.
Read our 2018 interview with Lucy Dacus.
Read our 2016 Artist Survey interview with Dacus.