The 3 associates of Boygenius are not acquiring to extend to determine out a time and a spot to celebrate the six Grammy nominations that arrived in for the band Friday early morning. They’re booked for “Saturday Night Live” this weekend — and, are living from New York, they shared their thoughts through Zoom about the massive adore that has arrive their way from the Recording Academy, even as they rehearse for a vital Television set visual appeal.
“I really do not know how to reply to it,” claims Julien Baker. “It’s just took place. I’m overwhelmed”… but “stoked,” she finally affirms.
Phoebe Bridgers had a prep class in navigating the Grammys when, as a solo artist, she picked up 4 nods three yrs ago. She’s happy about the enhanced numbers this year — not just in the increased amount of money of nominations, although there is that, but in that she receives to share the acknowledgement with bandmates Baker and Lucy Dacus.
“It’s triple the joy, suitable?” Bridgers asks aloud. “Yeah, substantially simpler to experience delighted for them. Significantly much easier to feel, type of,” she provides.
Bridgers can elaborate on that, hunting back again to the Grammys’ 2020-21 election cycle: “It was fucking COVID when I was nominated, and this is so significantly much more celebratory. I was quite traumatized previous time, and the only way I felt it was on the cellphone. So it’s by now way extra enjoyment, to come across out in a place comprehensive of people today and be celebrating.
“We participate in ‘SNL’ tomorrow, which I’m type of anxious about. So it is like, chat to us immediately after the exhibit,” Bridgers carries on. “If it went good, we’re happy.” Not that there could be a a lot more affirmative moment. “It’s surely like, ‘Yeah, ‘Oh, people today like our band. We must go play and rock the way that people like. Yeah — ‘Do that issue people today like.’ ‘Thank you! We will.’”
Did the “SNL” talent group demonstrate astounding foresight in signing the group up for the episode coming the day right after Grammy nominations, figuring out it’d experience like a “ripped from today’s headlines” booking? “I consider they booked us simply because they feel we’re good,” Dacus responds, dryly. (Very good response.)
While they do speculate aloud about attainable themes to the booking. “We filmed all those promos yesterday with Timothée Chalamet,” Bridgers suggests, “and he was like, ‘I sense like the fourth Boygenius member,’ which is like… I truly feel like that is a bisexual joke — like, that he would be in Boygenius?”
The group does not want to tease also seriously what they may do on “SNL,” apart from be fantastic, which will be good adequate. “You should really be energized,” says Bridgers. “I want you to generate about it as another person stunned by it, due to the fact I’m curious what your take is. It’s not that crazy, but I think you’ll like it.”
In any circumstance, it could possibly not be wise to place any bets on nearly anything as repetitive as, like, the customers collectively smashing their guitars, in an echo of Bridgers’ famous 2021 solo efficiency on the clearly show. “Hey, I experimented with,” she points out, alluding to the guitar’s have fighting spirit that night.
Boygenius is up for Grammys in six types: album of the 12 months and greatest option album, for “The Record” document of the yr, finest rock overall performance and greatest rock song, for “Not Potent Enough” and most effective option functionality, for the ballad “Cool About It.” The “Record” album by itself has a seventh nomination, for very best engineered album. And Bridgers has a seventh nomination for her featured overall look on SZA’s “Ghost in the Equipment,” in the pop duo/group general performance class.
The Grammys will be telecast by CBS from L.A.’s Crypto.com Arena on Feb. 4. To read the comprehensive listing of 2024 nominations, simply click listed here.