We’re still two months away from hearing Hayley Williams‘ debut solo album Petals For Armor, yet a recent profile of Williams for The New York Times has revealed that there is a particularly exciting group of collaborators on the record: Boygenius.
Boygenius haven’t released any music since their self-titled debut EP, and all three members – Lucy Dacus, Phoebe Bridgers and Julien Baker – have become indie rock favourites individually since the band’s rise.
In the aforementioned profile, writer Caryn Ganz subtly reveals that the band perform backing vocals on one of the album’s songs.
“One of her confidants, the singer and songwriter Julien Baker, said she and Williams were bonded by ‘being raised culturally Christian in the South then coming into the world” of music,” Ganz wrote.
“She has an innate connection with the deeply emotionally profound and really wants to explore those things in an honest way with people,” Baker is quoted as saying in a phone interview with Ganz. “But also she is a uniquely disarming person.”
“Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus — the trio boygenius — provide backing vocals on a Petals for Armor song about ‘wilted women’ moving toward the light,” Ganz said.
So far, we’ve only heard three tracks from Petals For Armor, ‘Simmer’, ‘Cinnamon’ and ‘Leave It Alone’. We’ll have to wait til the album’s release on Friday, 8th May to hear what song the trio feature on.
In the meantime, watch the music video for ‘Simmer’ below.