To quote Merlyn Wood, hot boy summer starts today.
Brockhampton have returned with the first cut taken from their forthcoming album Ginger, “I Been Born Again.”
The track arrives with a grainy Spencer Ford-directed video that returns the group to their DIY visual roots, finding the group crawling around on the asphalt as the camera twists and tumbles before them.
“I Been Born Again” is a sharp follow-up to 2018’s Iridescence, the group’s first Billboard 200 No. 1 record and first studio effort following the departure of member Ameer Vann due to sexual misconduct allegations. The track leads with verses from core members Kevin Abstract, Dom McLennon, Joba, Merlyn Wood and Matt Champion, and uncoils with a gritty, sedated backbeat that has become characteristic of the group’s distinct sound.
The group confirmed the August release of their forthcoming studio effort Ginger earlier this month. Abstract told GQ in June that the group wanted to create a “feel good” summer album, “not too sad and like, ‘Oh, our life sucks,’ just more like, ‘Just enjoy what’s in front of you.’
No further details of Ginger have been announced, but stay tuned for updates on the forthcoming release.
Check out the “I Been Born Again” video and July’s album announcement below.
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