Last week, Brockhampton announced that their new album, titled Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, is scheduled to arrive on April 9. Yesterday, they shared more information on the imminent release, including the album artwork and tracklist.
Coming in at 13 tracks, the record is set to include collaborations with A$AP Rocky and A$AP Ferg, Charlie Wilson, and more, while JPEGMAFIA appears on the track “Chain On” (a collab of the same title was previously released then deleted as part of the group’s 2020 lockdown series).
Earlier this month, Brockhampton released the first official Roadrunner single, “Buzzcut”, with Danny Brown, who also appeared in the song’s frenetic music video.
Alongside the new information, the hip hop band’s de facto leader, Kevin Abstract, announced that Roadrunner is one of two albums that they’ve planned to release in 2021. “These will be our last,” he adds (though this was also claimed ahead of 2019’s Ginger, so should perhaps be taken with a pinch of salt).
The premiere of the new album will be marked by a livestreamed show from Rick Rubin’s Shangri-La studio in Malibu. The legendary producer has also featured in teaservideos for Roadrunner, alongside RZA.
2 brockhampton albums in 2021 - these will be our last