A member of the supergroup’s camp confirmed their hiatus to Rolling Stone
The boys are going out of town — but just for a while. While performing a secret acoustic show in Los Angeles on Thursday, boygenius announced they’re going on hiatus.
“This is our last show, and we’re feeling it,” Lucy Dacus told the crowd at the Smell, later noting that the closer “Not Strong Enough” would be their last song. Julien Baker then corrected, “Not ever.” Fan accounts spread the news on social media, but Rolling Stone has received official confirmation of the band’s hiatus.
The news isn’t a particular surprise to longtime fans of boygenius and each members’ solo music. Dacus had toured relentlessly behind her now-classic Home Video, and Phoebe Bridgers had spent the entire pandemic promoting Punisher.
“Keeping interiority while sharing so much of yourself with the world is hard,” Bridgers told us in boygenius’ Rolling Stone cover story. “If I was going on a solo-album campaign right now, I wouldn’t. I’d need a break.”
But it’s not all that bleak: We are days away from the 2024 Grammys, where the boys are nominated for six awards, including Album of the Year, Best Alternative Music Album, and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical, and more.