When an image of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Lucy Dacus sat together on a sofa appeared online, the rumours seemed to good to be true; could three of the most accomplished new singer-songwriters on the planet really be collaborating? The answer an emphatic yes in the shape of boygenius, a flawless self-titled, six-track EP. Consisting of one original from each of the three artists – Dacus power on ‘Bite The Hand’, epic Baker emotion on ‘Stay Down’ and arguably Bridgers’ most complete effort to date in the form of ‘Me & My Dog’ – and three immaculate collaborations, which showcase how the trio’s work sits so perfectly together. They each sing on ‘Souvenir’, while the timeless, live-sounding acoustic closer sees them join in three-part harmony beautifully together. Genius, indeed.
Photo by Lera Pentelute.