What Is The Song Bleach By Brockhampton About?

Many people have been wondering what the song “Bleach” by Brockhampton is about. The song is from their new album, Saturation III, and it has been getting a lot of attention. Some people think that it is about drugs, while others think that it is about depression. 

In this blog post, we will take a closer look at the lyrics of the song and try to figure out what it is really about.

What Is The Song Bleach By Brockhampton About?

The seventh song on American rap group collective BROCKHAMPTON’s 2017 album, “SATURATION III,” is named “BLEACH.” The group is defined as “gay, black, white, DIY, ambitious, all-inclusive, and would-be pop stars” by Complex Magazine. The ensemble has received worldwide appreciation for its range and profundity of songs. 

Merlyn Wood, Kevin Abstract, JOBA, Matt Champion, Bearface, Romii Hemnani, Jabari Manwa, Dom McLennon, Kiko Merley, Henock “HK” Sileshi, Robert Ontenient, Jon Nunes, and Ashlan Grey are the group’s thirteen current members.

The song Bleach by Brockhampton is about the struggles of growing up and trying to find your place in the world. It is a song that speaks to the frustration and confusion that many young people feel as they try to figure out who they are and where they belong.

The lyrics are honest and relatable, and the song has an infectious energy that makes it impossible not to sing along. If you’re looking for a song that will get you pumped up and help you forget about your troubles, Bleach by Brockhampton is definitely worth a listen.

“BLEACH,” a song by BROCKHAMPTON that plays on the idea that bleach may wash stains, was written and produced by the band itself. Each band member contributes a lyric in which they each explore a different topic related to internal or psychological challenges. In an effort to erase each member’s personal internal troubles, the track’s title “BLEACH” is employed as a metaphor. 

The band’s Ryan Beatty told The FADER magazine how “BLEACH” came to be: “We had never written together or done like an actual song together. I had done background vocals on “Queer.” I was there with Ian, and Romil made the track”.

Released on December 15, 2017

Bearface (Ciarán McDonald), Dom McLennon (Dominique Michael Simpson), Ryan Beatty, JOBA (Russell Evan Boring), Matt Champion, Ameer Vann, Merilyn Wood (William Anku Kraka Mawuli Andoh Wood), and Kevin Abstract are among the songwriters of songs (Clifford Ian Fernando Simpson)

Romi Hemnani & Jabari Manwa are the producer/s.

Label/s: Empire / Question Everything

Date of Video Release: December 15, 2017

Chart Rankings & Plays: With 83,072,648 plays, “BLEACH” is BROCKHAMPTON’s most played song on Spotify. The R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales playlist on Billboard put “SATURATION III” at #13.


[Chorus: Ryan Beatty]

Who got the feelin’? Tell me why I cry when I feel it

Tell me why to tell me why

Who got the feelin’? Tell me why I cry when I feel it

Tell me why to tell me why (Why?)

[Verse 1: Matt Champion]

Phone ringin’, never outgoin’, homebody

Never outgoin’, put my doubts on when these walls up

Tearing at the black tie, finish addin’ notches to my belt loop

They say help you, I can’t help you

Why I can’t speak out? Is wideout, wideout

Keep it deep inside my mind, it’s off-kilter, off-kilter

I turn memory to fantasy, for that better pleasure, fuck

Time machine gonna make it better, maybe better for ya

I can’t make this up, I can’t take it back

Feel like a monster, feel like a deadhead zombie

Feelings you don’t want me, I ain’t givin’ up, you should set it off

Tell me, “Time’s up,” let the water run, let my body run

[Chorus: Ryan Beatty]

Who got the feelin’? Tell me why I cry when I feel it

Tell me why to tell me why

Who got the feelin’? Tell me why I cry when I feel it

Tell me why to tell me why (Why?) 

[Verse 2: Merlyn Wood]

Said she wanna get high off a nigga

I wanna die durin’ sex or religion

God and pussy only know my intentions

Waking on the tour bus then I’m swimmin’

You’d be hurtin’ if you trust me but you isn’t

Honestly, that’s probably the right decision

Pick up, listen, if you wanna get rich

No sleep, how real bad man wake up

[Verse 3: Ameer Vann]

I found false hope in all kinda places

Hotel rooms and temporary feelings

I put my clothes on and try to check out

I try to hide from the sun, let it set now

Don’t let God see me, I got a lot of demons

And I’ve been sleepin’ with ’em

And now I’m tangled in the sheets and sinkin’ deeper with ’em

I’m going deeper in it, find me drownin’ in it

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Ella Williams

Ella has been a fan of Brock Hampton since forever. The band inspired her to start making her own music. She is a musician and accomplished content creator.

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