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Boygenius Just Dropped Their First Album, So It’s a Big Day for People Who Wear Doc Martens and Like Good Music

by Emily Lauletta

The day that fans of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus have been waiting for has finally arrived, boygenius’ debut album, titled the record, is out now. 

The record is, for lack of a better term, a flawless album. And we’re not the only ones who think so, Baker, Bridgers, and Dacus received glowing reviews from esteemed music magazines such as NME and Rolling Stone. In fact, both media outlets even named the record as being an instant classic, and we couldn’t agree more. 

The record begins with an acapella track, “Without You Without Them,” which shows how well the trios voices work together in harmony. The lyric “I want you to hear my story and be a part of it” foreshadows the honest and emotional journey listeners are about to embark on. Songs like “$20,” “Not Strong Enough”, and “Satanist” showcase the bands incredible musicianship and rock n’ roll abilities, while more pulled back, reserved tracks such as “Cool About It,” “Emily I’m Sorry,” and “We’re in Love” demonstrate that the trio doesn’t need frills or fancy production to prove they’re one of the best bands out there right now. 

Boygenius also does an amazing job showcasing their personality with songs such as “Leonard Cohen,” which includes witty lyrics such as “Leonard Cohen once said there’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in, and I am not an old man having an existential crisis at a Buddhist monastery writing horny poetry, but I agree.” *chefs kiss*

Longtime fans of boygenius will also be happy to hear the groups closing track, “Letter to An Old Poet,” which references a fan favorite song “Me & My Dog” from their 2018 EP. The group changed a famous lyric, “I want to be emaciated” to “I want to be happy,” which exhibits the bands emotional growth over the past five years.

But wait! There’s more! Boygenius is also embarking on a North American tour starting on April 12th in Pomona, California. The band will also be touring Europe starting in August. More information and tickets can be found here.

Top image: Screen grab from “boygenius – Emily I’m Sorry (from “the film”)” from @xboygeniusx on YouTube

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