By Julia Weber, Features Editor
[Photo courtesy of Conor Cunningham (@mescondi on Instagram)]
Brockhampton have announced their final studio album as a group. The album is set to be released Nov. 17 via RCA Records.
On Sept. 8, Kevin Abstract tweeted “Final bh album b4 year is over” and on Wednesday, he tweeted “brockhampton fans…. are you still out there?.” The band also teased the upcoming release with a short YouTube video about the group.
This album comes at the end of a tumultuous career as a band filled with controversy and hiatuses. In 2018, multiple women came forward on social media to speak out about alleged abuse from founding member Ameer Vann, as was reported by Pitchfork. In response, Vann issued a now-deleted statement on Twitter, which was also reported on by Pitchfork. Soon after, Brockhampton released a statement announcing that Vann was no longer a part of the group. The group then canceled their remaining US shows in order to regroup.
In 2021, the band announced an extensive tour following the release of their album ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE. However, earlier this year, the band stated that they would be going on an indefinite hiatus and announced the cancellation of their tour.
Brockhampton released their debut album ALL-AMERICAN TRASH in 2016 followed by the Saturation trilogy comprising SATURATION, SATURATION II and SATURATION III in 2017. In 2018, the band released iridescence and in 2019, they released GINGER. Most recently, the band released ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE.
You can watch Brockhampton’s latest video titled “The Family (Album Teaser)” below.