Kevin Abstract responds to rumours of Brockhampton breaking up


“Some shit is too personal / self indulgent to put on a group album”

Kevin Abstract has been compelled to clarify that his band Brockhampton is not splitting up after he dropped a surprise EP.

The founding member of the California-based musical collective released ‘ARIZONA baby’ on Thursday (April 11), fuelling rumours that Brockhampton would be no more.

Read more: Kevin Abstract – ‘ARIZONA baby’ EP review

Taking to Twitter yesterday (April 16), Abstract explained that he shared the solo material because it was “too personal” or “self-indulgent” to include on his band’s releases.

“I’ve been making a ton of music some for the group some for me just bc some shit is too personal / self indulgent to Put on a group album and thats also a dif character all together but this summer I want all that shit out tired of holding records Back”, he wrote.

He continued: “BROCKHAMPTON IS NOT BREAKING UP THE NEW MUSIC SOUNDS GOOD AS HELL WE JUST NOT SPENDING 10 DAYS ON ALBUMS NO MORE”.

Abstract is no stranger to solo endeavours. His last outing was 2016’s ‘American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story’. He released his debut record, ‘MTV1987’, in 2014.

In a four star review of Abstract’s latest work, NME’s Hannah Mylrea wrote that the EP “combines experimentation with slick pop songwriting. It’s a neat reminder of Brockhampton svengali Abstract’s enormous talent”.



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