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In news directed solely at the gays, Kristen Stewart and boygenius are joining forces

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In case there wasn't enough hot gay energy attached to boygenius – Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker, Lucy Dacus – and their upcoming sophomore album, The Record, it looks like Kristen Stewart is onboard to direct three of the supergroup's music videos. Aren't we a lucky bunch?

After months of playing it coy and years of fans begging for more, boygenius dropped three tracks from The Record on January 18: $20, Emily I'm Sorry and True Blue. So far, there aren't any details on what songs Stewart will massage into the trio of music videos, but if we were to guess it'd be those three. That being said, The Record, titled in jest of the inflated names male so-called "genius" bands give their album, is set to drop on March 31, so we could also be completely surprised.

Given that Stewart is set to make her directorial debut with The Chronology of Waterit's clear she's already looking ahead at adding more directors credits to her belt.

Each highly successful artists in their own right, boygenius got back together in the throes of the pandemic after Bridgers sent a demo to Dacus and Baker asking "Can we be a band again" per Rolling StoneJoining ranks once more granted all three artists, and best friends, the opportunity to do something fun with people they liked.

"There’s a realm in which I feel permitted to be ambitious in this band, in a way that I can’t for my own solo stuff, because it’s something shared with people that I love who are the greatest songwriters ever,” Baker told Rolling Stone in the band's recent cover story. “I feel an uncomplicated pride about it.”

Along with Kristen Stewart, the band has also enlisted the help of Catherine Marks, known for her work with PJ Harvey, and Autolux drummer Carla Azar to make the forthcoming album. In the past Bridgers has collaborated with names like The National, Lorde, SZA and Taylor Swift in her solo career, so we can't wait to see who else boygenius brings onboard for The Record.

"I’m able to hire my best friends to travel the world with me," says Bridgers, "and I don’t have any shitty people around anymore".


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