When presented to the world five years ago, Hackman couldn't escape comparison to every other female singer-songwriter. However, from the opening of Boyfriend
you immediately sense a transition, the song signals a rockier and immediately more brazen beginning to a record. "I felt more bold and confident to stop hiding things, to stop talking about water, lakes and trees when I just wanna write about the fact that I've broken up with my girlfriend." Casting aside the whimsy guitars of before, Hackman consciously wanted to live out her fantasy of fronting a band.