Coming off of the release of their trilogy of classic Saturation albums last year, the restless, creative, endlessly energetic LA-via-Texas rap collective/boy band Brockhampton were on a roll. But shortly after signing to RCA and announcing a new album called Puppy this spring, the future of the group was called into question in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations leveled against member Ameer Vann.
Brockhampton kicked Ameer Vann out of the group and retreated to regroup, cancelling a scheduled performance at New York’s Governors Ball festival and announcing that their new album would be delayed. But they returned a couple of weeks ago with a performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, their late-night TV debut, and they brought a new song along with them, performing “Tonya” alongside guests Jazmine Sullivan, serpentwithfeet, and Ryan Beatty and announcing a different new album called The Best Years Of Our Lives. And now they’ve shared another new song.
Brockhampton just launched a new Beats 1 show for Apple Music, Things We Lost In The Fire Radio — which I hope is named after the great 2001 Low album, although it could also be named after the 2007 Halle Berry movie — and on the first episode yesterday, they debuted a brand new song called “1999 WILDFIRE” featuring Atlanta rapper/singer/producer Jazze Pha. Early this morning, they shared the customary visually arresting music video directed by group ringleader Kevin Abstract. Watch and listen to the song below.
The Best Years Of Our Lives will probably be out sometime soon on RCA.