New supergroup boygenius, comprised of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus, have released three songs from their upcoming, eponymous EP. Released to accompany a joint tour between the three artists, each song sees one of the singer-songwriters take the lead, meaning that they each sound like songs either artist could have released on their own rather than, necessarily, a true collaboration. The songs do appear to greatly benefit from the collaboration, though; the trio’s voices sound wonderful together, in the climax of pounding guitars and harmonised singing that each song inevitably climbs to.
The combination of artistic talent also appears to be a combination of production quality – it would be fair to say that each of the three thus-far released songs sound incredible. You can expect ambient washes under flawlessly recorded vocals and guitars, placed within songs made up of the darker and more brooding parts of each artist’s work.
You can pre-order the EP, for release on November 9th, here. The trio’s tour dates (which may or may not include songs recorded as a trio) are as such:
Nov. 4 — Nashville, TN @ Ryman Auditorium
Nov. 6 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Nov. 7 — Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
Nov. 8 — Boston, MA @ Orpheum Theatre
Nov. 10 — Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
Nov. 11 — Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
Nov. 12 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Nov. 13 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Nov. 15 — St Louis, MO @ The Pageant
Nov. 16 — Madison, WI @ The Sylvee
Nov. 17 — Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
Nov. 19 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
Nov. 20 — Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot
Nov. 23 — Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
Nov. 24 — Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
Nov. 25 — Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
Nov. 27 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
Nov. 29 — San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
Nov. 30 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
Will you be attending one of these shows? What are your thoughts on this collaboration? Let us know in the comments! Also, make sure to follow all the artists involved on Facebook (Julien Baker | Phoebe Bridgers | Lucy Dacus).