On Tuesday evening, Sept. 26, boygenius continued its fall tour at Boston’s MGM Music Hall after opening up the run the night prior, where they debuted a new song, “Black Hole.” The indie trio, made up of Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridgers and Lucy Dacus, ended their second consecutive night at Fenway Park with another first, this time debuting “Afraid of Heights,” which is set to appear on the band’s impending four-song EP, to be released Friday, Oct. 13.
The Lucy Dacus-led track is penned to describe her own fears of danger, anxiety and pain. In the third verse, Dacus sings, “I never rode a motorcycle / I’ve never smoked a cigarette / I wanna live a vibrant life / But I wanna die a boring death,” accompanied by Baker on electric guitar and Bridgers on acoustic. The emotional track finds the trio singing in unison, during the chorus about the relational pains of a partner testing another’s limits and fears.
The ensemble will continue on the fall leg of their 2023 tour with their subsequent performances at the Westville Music Bowl in New Haven, Conn., on Thursday, Sept. 28, followed by a show at the TD Pavillion at The Mann in Philadelphia. The group is slated to make their first appearance at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Oct. 2 with MUNA. Learn more and buy tickets here.
Watch the performance below.