There has been a lot of speculation about whether or not Brockhampton will release a final album in 2022. Some fans believe that the band is finished, while others are holding out hope for a new record. In this blog post, we will take a look at the evidence for and against a final Brockhampton album in 2022.
While no official announcement has been made, it seems safe to say that Brockhampton is most likely going on an indefinite hiatus. Kevin Abstract, the group’s creative director, hinted at the impending breakup in an interview with Zane Lowe last week, saying that the band’s logo and visual aesthetic will likely change with their final show and Coachella performance. Brockhampton has been one of the most exciting new bands in recent years, releasing three albums in 2017 alone including roadrunner new light and light new machine. While their future may be uncertain, fans can take comfort in knowing that they’ve left behind an incredible body of work.
Will There Be A Final Brockhampton Album?
As any true fan knows, Brockhampton is more than just a music band – it’s a family. So when news broke that the group was going on an indefinite hiatus, fans were heartbroken. However, there may be hope on the horizon. In a recent interview, in Kevin Abstract – the group’s creative director – words the final album may be in the works. “I feel like we might do one more album,” he said. “I just want to make sure that it’s perfect.” While it’s not definite yet, it’s clear that the group still has a lot of love for their music – and their fans. So even though they may be taking a break, for now, it seems likely that we’ll be seeing more from Brockhampton next year and in the future.
10 Reasons Most Artists Have A Final Album?
Brockhampton announced their next and final album would be released next year, much to the surprise of fans. The record will be the group’s thirteenth studio album and follows last year’s GINGER. The news was shared on Twitter, with Kevin Abstract – the group’s creative director – writing: “one more album then we go on hiatus.”
The light-hearted video for “new light” was released along with the announcement and features the band in front of a green screen stumbling around and dancing – although it’s not clear what they’re supposed to be doing. It’s a fitting visual Considering how nutty WTF the past year has been.
This isn’t the first time Brockhampton have teased their impending breakup – back in 2018, Abstract said that SATURATION III would be the group’s “last album” during an interview with Zach Sweeney of Pitchfork. He even changed the band’s logo to read “BRXTN” instead of “Brockhampton,” leading many to believe that this was the beginning of the end for the Texas-based rap troupe.
While it remains to be seen if Brockhampton will call it quits after their last show, there are 10 reasons why most artists release a surprise final album before they break up – even if they don’t intend to do so. Here they are:
1) To commemorate a major achievement:
Releasing a final album is often seen as a way to commemorate a major achievement, such as 10 years together as a band or selling 10 million records. For example, THE BEATLES released their swan song Abbey Road in 1969 to mark their 10th anniversary as a band.
2) After an impending breakup:
In some cases, a final album is released after an impending breakup has been announced, such as when OASIS released Dig Out Your Soul in 2008 following Noel Gallagher’s departure from the group.
3) To signify a new beginning:
A final album can also signify a new beginning, such as when GUNS N’ ROSES released Use Your Illusion I and II in 1991 following Slash’s departure from the band. The double albums were seen as a way for GUNS N’ ROSES to start fresh with new members Dizzy Reed and Matt Sorum.
4) When the band has new members:
In other cases, a final album is released when there are new members in the band, such as when BROCKHAMPTON released SATURATION III in 2017 with new member Jaden Smith.
5) To promote their album:
Some artists release a final album as a way to promote their upcoming tour or greatest hits collection, such as when Britney Spears released her last studio album Blackout in 2007 to coincide with her Circus Tour.
6) For a final performance or show:
In some cases, an artist will release a final album as a way to promote their last performance or show, such as when Jerry Garcia Band released Live at Keystone Berkeley in 1987 before Garcia’s death later that year.
7) As a going-away present for fans:
A final album can also be seen as a going-away present for fans, such as when David Bowie released Blackstar on his 69th birthday – two days before his death from cancer.
8) When the album is released on a weekend:
In some cases, an artist will release their final album on a weekend so that fans have something to listen to while they party or relax at home, such as when LCD SOUNDSYSTEM dropped This Is Happening on Memorial Day weekend in 2010.
9) Onscreen during the credits of a movie:
A final album can also be used to promote an upcoming movie, such as when BROCKHAMPTON released SATURATION II on June 23, 2017 – which just so happens to be exactly one week before SATURATION III came out on June 30th (clever marketing indeed).
10) When the band wants to take an indefinite hiatus:
In some cases, an artist will release their final album when they want to take an indefinite hiatus from recording or touring, such as when NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE announced that Psychedelic Pill would be their last album…for now.
Brockhampton has announced that their next and final album will be released in 2022. The Texas band released a statement on their Twitter page, revealing that they have already begun work on the album. Kevin Abstract, the group’s creative director, also shared a new light showreel on the band’s logo, hinting at new visuals for the album. It is unclear what prompted the decision to call it quits after just one more album, but fans are speculating that it may be due to an impending breakup or creative differences. Brockhampton has had a tumultuous year, with several members leaving the group and several surprise releases. Nevertheless, they continue to enjoy success, with their latest album debuting at number one on the Billboard charts. They are currently on an indefinite hiatus but have teased final performances in the next year. It is unclear what the future holds for Brockhampton, but their fans are eagerly awaiting their final album.