A photo of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers who make up boygenius. (Photo by Ryan Pfluger)
A photo of Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers who make up boygenius.

Photo by Ryan Pfluger



February 17, 2023

After the release of their self-titled EP in 2018, Boygenius was recognized as one of the best supergroups of all time. Composed of singer-songwriters Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, it’s no surprise that the group has been tremendously successful. Each songwriter is known for candid vulnerability, often putting into words the indescribable emotions we so often feel. 


Most recently, Boygenius released three tracks to preface their upcoming album, The Record. The first track, “$20”, was originally written by Julien Baker without intention of being performed with the group. Baker sings lead on the punk rock song, which opens with the line, “It’s a bad idea and I’m all about it.” This sets the scene for a song that deals with arson, graveyards, and of course, twenty dollars. The song ends with the three singers overlapping to create a chaotic mood before Bridgers screams wildly: “twenty dollars!”

The album cover for Boygenius’ upcoming album. (Photo courtesy of Boygenius)

Track two is the sadder and softer “Emily, I’m Sorry” that details a relationship Bridgers had in which she felt she was becoming someone she was not. It’s a poignant apology that would have fit right in with the songs on Bridgers’ acclaimed album Punisher. 


Lucy Dacus commands the last track, “True Blue” with her unique and comforting vocals. The song’s meaning can be summarized in its title, as it speaks of unconditional love and loyalty. The track features warm acoustic guitar and lush harmonies. It’s as if these three were made to sing together, as their voices compliment each other perfectly. 


Boygenius’ debut album The Record will be released on March 31, 2023. 

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Gabriella Salvucci is a senior music major at Lincoln Park who writes the In Queue Music Review column. This is her first year writing for The Siren. She enjoys writing songs, playing gigs, and reading.

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