After a slew of back to back releases this summer, BROCKHAMPTON finally provides a ballpark estimate of a release date and an album title. Previously called Puppy and The Best Years of Our Lives, the new album is now aptly titled Iridescence. The word “iridescence” perfectly describes the hip-hop boyband’s shift in direction: a change in sound surfacing after ex-band member Ameer Vann exited due to allegations of sexual misconduct allegations. The band’s leader, Kevin Abstract, tweeted out “brand new music brand new feelings iridescence.” Based on these words and recent singles, listeners might speculate that BROCKHAMPTON is exploring a different sound that strays from their highly-acclaimed Saturation trilogy.
— BROCKHAMPTON (@brckhmptn) August 26, 2018
Kevin Abstract also states that he’s “not tryna lead anyone on or anything i just want us to keep making stuff we’re proud of and put it out when we’re ready i mean it from the bottom of my heart when i say thank you for your patience. iridescence.” He also reveals that the album was inspired by the band’s time in Europe and is humbled by the support given by fans this year during their transition. Be sure to check out Iridescence next month and follow them on tour into the rest of the year.
— kevin abstract (@kevinabstract) August 27, 2018