Before listening to this album, I remember listening to Kevin’s solo album, ARIZONA BABY, when it came out two years ago. I was headed to this Australian convention called the Easter Show, that happens every year on April. The album left me impressed initially, and this year, I went to the Easter Show again. To have this new BROCKHAMPTON drop at the same time as when I went is a big coincidence.
While I’m gonna miss the pop-era that GINGER brought a little bit, the new sound ROADRUNNER brings is raw. Although BUZZCUT is the only track that I’ve really warmed up to, some of the tracks here are pretty good, to being a little too long for my own liking. CHAIN ON was the second track to warm up slightly, COUNT ON ME brings back what GINGER tried that it sounds like a B-side from that record, and THE LIGHT is definitely another one that I’m starting to like with Joba’s verse so confronting with this mysterious-esque guitar that strums throughout its duration.
It’s a pretty good record to the BROCKHAMPTON discography and an improvement from their last one. While not as catchy as their last pop endeavour, ROADRUNNER brings on a more honest and enjoyable experience with the group banding together once more.
Go Merlyn, go Merlyn.
Favs: BUZZCUT, CHAIN ON, THE LIGHT, DEAR LORD