Watch: boygenius Announce New EP ‘the rest,’ Debut First Single “Black Hole” Live in Boston

Hana Gustafson on September 26, 2023
Watch: boygenius Announce New EP ‘the rest,’ Debut First Single “Black Hole” Live in Boston

boygenius, the supergroup comprised of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, have announced a surprise EP titled the rest. The impending collection of new music will be released on October 13 via Interscope and arrives after the ensemble performed the initial track “Black Hole” at their sold-out Boston concert on Sept. 25. 

The EP will feature four new songs and serves as an expansion of their critically acclaimed debut full-length LP, the record, which dropped on March 31, 2021. Produced by boygenius, Tony Berg, Jake Finch, Ethan Gruska, Calvin Lauber, Collin Pastore and Marshall Vore, the rest continues to showcase the band’s songwriting prowess and distinct sound.

Based on a fan-shot video that was captured during the boygenius show, which took place last night in Boston, Baker can be seen and heard taking the lead on the start of the new number, supported by permeating keys and Bridger’s gentle guitar riffs, to generate an effect that highlights the Baker’s natural talent. 

In time, “Black Hole” builds, propelled by a consistent backbeat and, in time, swirling guitar provided by Bridgers and Baker, as Dacus takes the vocal lead–all the while expelling whimsical verve into the emotionally dominant number. If last night’s live performance laminated anything, it was the trio’s ability to blend their talents into a powerful collective force. 

The band kicked off the fall leg of their tour yesterday with the first of two shows at Boston’s MGM Music Hall at Fenway. The group will make stops in New Haven, Conn. (Westville Music Bowl) and Philadelphia (TD Pavilion at The Mann) before their Madison Square Garden debut on October 2 and special Halloween event at Hollywood Bowl on October 31. Learn more here

Pre-order the new boygenius EP the rest. Scroll down to watch a fan-shot video of Monday night’s “Black Hole” debut.