- 19 Jul 19
Fresh from a stellar set at Longitude, the group have teased the imminent arrival of their new record.
Brockhampton have revealed that their highly anticipated follow up to 2018's acclaimed Iridescence is on the way.
Taking to social media, the California-based group shared a teaser video for the upcoming project, featuring a short preview of one track over a video of each of the group's faces. The video ends with the words "Ginger, August 2019: The fifth studio album by Brockhampton."
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) July 18, 2019
Iridescence, which debuted at the top of the Billboard chart last September, was the group's first album since the departure of Amer Vann, who was accused of sexual misconduct last year. Since the release of the project, frontman Kevin Abstract has also released his own solo album, ARIZONA BABY.
Speaking to GQ last month, Abstract revealed that their upcoming project is a "feel-good" album.
"We want to make a summer album," he said. "Not too sad and like, 'Oh, our life sucks', just more like, 'Just enjoy what's in front of you'."
Brockhampton, who originally joined forces after meeting in an online Kanye West forum, have become one of the most fearlessly originally hip hop collectives since Odd Future, since the release of their All-American Trash mixtape in 2016. Their set at Longitude was one of the highlights of the weekend, and featured a stellar performance from their Belfast-born vocalist Ciarán "Bearface" McDonald. See our review of Sunday at Longitude here, and photos of their set here.
Revisit Brockhampton's Iridescence below: