Boygenius Announces Indefinite Hiatus: Future Plans Uncertain

Boygenius rocked the stage with two acoustic sets last night at the Smell, nestled in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. It was a night to remember. They dropped a bombshell during the performance, saying, “We’re going away for the foreseeable future.” Fans were left in a whirlwind of emotions as Boygenius’ reps confirmed to Pitchfork the group is hitting pause.

Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, and Lucy Dacus, the trio behind Boygenius, came together in 2018. They quickly made waves with their self-titled debut EP. Since then, they’ve each explored solo ventures: Bridgers with her 2020 album *Punisher*, Baker with *Little Oblivions* in February 2021, and Dacus releasing *Home Video* in June 2021. Each album reflected their unique talents and musical journeys.

Last year marked Boygenius’ grand comeback with *The Record*, alongside a companion EP, *The Rest*. Their return wasn’t just a blip on the radar; it was monumental. *The Record* snagged nominations for Album of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, at the 2024 Grammy Awards. Their single “Not Strong Enough” was in the running for Record of the Year and Best Rock Performance, while “Cool About It” eyed the Best Alternative Music Performance prize. The Grammys are set for a glittering ceremony on Sunday, February 4, in Los Angeles.

In the midst of all this Grammy buzz, *The Record* landed at No. 16 in “The 50 Best Albums of 2023.” Meanwhile, “Not Strong Enough” found its spot at No. 32 in “The 100 Best Songs of 2023.” And if you’re craving more Boygenius content, Jill Mapes’ review of their Madison Square Garden concert is a must-read. Titled “Boygenius’ Big, Emotional, Gay-as-Hell Night Out at Madison Square Garden,” it captures the essence of their electrifying performance.

Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell
Noah Mitchell is a senior music writer at Noah has been passionately covering the music industry for over five years, with a particular focus on live performances and the latest updates on artists.