Fans of Brockhampton were dealt a blow in March when the band’s founder and de facto frontman, Kevin Abstract, revealed that the band’s next two albums would be their final ones. They’ve since released the first of the pair, the sprawling Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, leaving them with one more project to release as a group before splitting up.
Kevin, on the other hand, discussed the imminent split on Twitter, perhaps in the hopes of providing clarity to loyal fans and assuring them that the group wasn’t breaking up for the normal dramatic reasons. “We all love each other and we wanna continue making the best music we can,” he wrote. “Everybody just getting a lil older and got a lot to say outside of group projects. We’ve dedicated the last ten years of our lives to making music together. This next project we’re just doing what’s rite.”
He did have some good news for Brockham fans, though he was sad to see the group go. Although their next album could be their last one as a group, Abstract teased that the long-awaited Technical Difficulties project, which seemed to be shelved last year, may still see a release in the future — it could just take a while due to sample clearances. “Still wanna try to get technical difficulties out at some point,” he admitted. “Just hella samples to clear, so i wouldn’t even be surprised if that came after the last album. But we really want that out.”
The group hasn’t yet announced when the final album will come along or what it’ll be called, but there’s a Europe tour planned for 2022, so it’ll presumably be out by then, and then the future beckons.