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Watch boygenius Perform “Cool About It” on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”

the record Out Now via Interscope; the rest EP Due Out October 13

Oct 04, 2023 Bookmark and Share


Late night TV finally returned this week, following the end of the writers’ strike, and one of the first musical guests was boygenius, who performed “Cool About It” last night on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. The supergroup featuring Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus, and Phoebe Bridgers performed the song acoustically, all huddled around the same microphone, and it was an intimate and special performance. Watch it below, followed by a recently shared animated video for the song.

“Cool About It” is taken from boygenius’ debut full-length album, the record, released in March via Interscope, when they also shared an accompanying short film directed by actor/director Kristen Stewart simply titled the film. Stream the album here and also watch the film here.

The band recently announced that on October 13 they are releasing a new EP, the rest, via Interscope that includes four new songs, including “Black Hole.” Boygenius, Tony Berg, Jake Finch, Ethan Gruska, Calvin Lauber, Collin Pastore, and Marshall Vore all produced the EP.

When the record was announced in January, boygenius shared three new songs from it: “$20,” “Emily I’m Sorry,” and “True Blue.” “$20” made our Songs of the Week list. Then they shared the album’s fourth single, “Not Strong Enough,” via a music video. “Not Strong Enough” was also one of our Songs of the Week. When the album was released, we included “Cool About It” on our Songs of the Week list.

Boygenius formed in 2018 and released their self-titled debut EP the same year via Matador. The trio self-produced the record, which was recorded at Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, California. In June 2020, a week after she released her acclaimed sophomore album Punisher, Bridgers sent the demo for “Emily I’m Sorry” to Baker and Dacus and asked if boygenius could record music again. Baker then created a Google Drive folder called “dare I say it?” and the three songwriters began adding potential songs to it. Then after all three were vaccinated, the trio got together in person in April 2021 to truly begin writing the album. The band then recorded the record at Shangri-la in January 2022 over the course of a month, working for 10 hours every day.

Punisher landed Bridges on the cover of our print magazine and topped our Top 100 Albums of 2020 list.

Dacus’ latest album, Home Video, came out in 2021 via Matador (stream it here). It was high up on our Top 100 Albums of 2021 list. In 2021, we posted our in-depth Under the Radar Podcast interview with Dacus on the album (listen to it here). Also read our 2021 Protest Issue interview with Dacus.

Baker’s last album, Little Oblivions, also came out in 2021 via Matador and was also one of our Top 100 Albums of 2021. Read our Protest Issue interview with Baker, where she discusses the album, here. Also listen to our Under the Radar podcast interview with Baker here.

Read our 2019 cover story interview with boygenius.

Read our 2017 cover story interview with Julien Baker.

Also read our 2017 cover story bonus Q&A with Baker.

Read our rave 9/10 review of Baker’s Turn Out the Lights.

Read our 2016 interview with Baker and our 2015 Artist Survey interview with her.

Read our 2017 exclusive interview with Phoebe Bridgers and check out our photo-shoot with her.

Read our 2018 interview with Lucy Dacus.

Read our 2016 Artist Survey interview with Dacus.

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