The highly anticipated EP from boygenius, titled “The Rest,” has finally arrived, and it does not disappoint. The indie supergroup, consisting of Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus, and Julien Baker, has been making waves since their formation in 2018. Their self-titled debut EP was met with critical acclaim, and fans have been eagerly awaiting new music ever since. With “The Rest,” boygenius proves once again why they are a force to be reckoned with in the indie music scene.
“The Rest” features four brand new songs, each showcasing the unique talents and songwriting prowess of the trio. From the hauntingly beautiful melodies to the introspective and poignant lyrics, this EP is a testament to the collective genius of these three exceptional artists.
The EP opens with the lead single, “Stay Down,” a track that immediately captures the listener’s attention. Bridgers, Dacus, and Baker take turns delivering their heartfelt verses, their voices harmonizing effortlessly together. The track builds up to an anthemic chorus, complete with swirling guitars and powerful drums. “Stay Down” is a powerful introduction to the EP, setting the tone for the rest of the songs.
Following “Stay Down” is “In The Spotlight,” a song that showcases the vulnerability and raw emotion that boygenius is known for. Dacus takes the lead on this track, her voice dripping with longing and melancholy. The stripped-down instrumentation allows her lyrics to take center stage, painting a vivid picture of heartache and longing. “In The Spotlight” is a standout track, highlighting Dacus’ incredible storytelling ability.
Next up is “The World’s Greatest,” a track that sees Baker taking the reins. Her signature ethereal vocals soar over delicate guitar lines, creating an ethereal atmosphere. The lyrics explore themes of self-doubt, grappling with the pressure of expectations, and the desire to find one’s place in the world. “The World’s Greatest” is a beautiful meditation on the complexities of human existence.
The EP concludes with “Weird Ways,” a song that showcases Bridgers’ hauntingly beautiful vocals. The lyrics delve into the tumultuous nature of relationships and the constant battle between fear and love. As the EP comes to a close, “Weird Ways” leaves the listener with a sense of contemplation and introspection, perfectly encapsulating the emotional journey that boygenius takes us on throughout “The Rest.”
With “The Rest,” boygenius has once again proven why they are a musical force to be reckoned with. This EP is a testament to their exceptional songwriting abilities and their ability to craft deeply emotional and introspective music. As individual artists, Bridgers, Dacus, and Baker were already forces to be reckoned with, but when they come together as boygenius, the result is truly magical. If “The Rest” is any indication of what’s to come from this supergroup, fans have a lot to be excited about in the future.