America’s favorite Boyband; Brockhampton released their major label debut ‘Iridescence’. Following their Saturation series, creating Iridescence in 10 days. The project features Jaden Smith, Jazmine Sullivan, Ryan Beatty, and serpentwithfeet. Recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London, the same location where The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Sir George Martin, and Aretha Franklin produced their best works.
Mainly used for classical music, the group prepared themselves for a change of scene outside of the states. What drives this project is each member’s transparent nature to self-reflect on their flaws. Additionally, marking their fourth studio album with a mix of experimental hip-hop, pop, drum, and bass with sing-songy choruses.
Watch Their Single J’OUVERT From ‘Iridescence’
The Experimental tracks of the album are New Orleans, Berlin, J’ouvert, Where the Cash At, District, and Tape. Moreover, the poppier and experimental hip-hop songs are “Thug Life,” “Honey,” and “Weight.” The more heartfelt record is demonstrated by Kevin Abstract titled “Something About Him.” An ode dedicated to his long-term boyfriend Jaden Walker. Without Ameer as the poster boy of the group, Joba and Matt Champion steps to the plate.
Even bearface provided a monotoned falsetto rap on “New Orleans” opposed to his more poppy styles. Overall, the group seems to have accepted the changes in the group by balancing all members evenly. Whether it be more choruses bearface or adlibs from Merlyn they have maximized each member to sound more as a whole. Lastly, it’s hard to undermine the production throughout this project that delivered that raw and authentic composition of a DIY group. Nine months later, they delivered an exceptional project which leads me to think its the reason they used a pregnant lady as the cover.
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