U.S singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus have joined their considerable talents to form a new supergroup called boygenius. The trio will release their self-titled debut EP later this year and have released three singles to celebrate.
U.S singer-songwriters Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers, and Lucy Dacus have formed a new supergroup called boygenius, announced their debut EP and released three singles to celebrate.
Baker had had the idea for establishing the band for quite some time. “When we met, Lucy and Phoebe and I were in similar places in our lives and our musical endeavours, but also had similar attitudes toward music that engendered an immediate affinity,” she explains in a press release. “Lucy and Phoebe are incredibly gifted performers, and I am a fan of their art outside of being their friends, but they are also both very wise, discerning and kind people whom I look up to in character as much as in talent.”
The trio recorded an EP together in a one-day stint at the famed Sound City Studios in L.A. They agreed that each of them would bring in one completed song and one idea ready to be brainstormed, resulting in a six-track effort.
“Everyone seemed both confident enough to present ideas and fight for their individual vision, but considerate and humble enough to make decisions which ultimately served the song,” says Baker. “It was a process that required a balance of determination and forthrightness with graciousness and pliability, and I think that we all did a good job of enacting that.”
You can hear three tracks from the boygenius EP below before its release in November.