Just last week, we took a look at Brockhampton's road to redefining boyband culture
. Our discourse on how the members of Brockhampton
presents themselves to the world in such an unconventional way was initially inspired by the release of "SWAMP," their most recently dropped track–that is, until today. The increasingly unpredictable group have released yet another song, "JUNKY" from their upcoming album Saturation II,
which has finally been granted a release date much sooner than many of us thought. If you aren't already familiar with Brockhampton, you have until August 25th when the album drops to get yourself together.
Meanwhile, "JUNKY" is one of Brockhampton's rawest tracks yet. The opening verse of the track is delivered by Kevin Abstract, where he addresses the comments he's received regarding why he raps about being gay so much by saying: "Not enough niggas rapping be gay." It's almost as though people forget how important representation in the media is, so thank you to Kevin for reminding everyone that if you're fit for the role and you don't uphold it, no one else will. The remainder of the track is defined by lines regarding paranoia, alcoholism, as well as the treatment of women by men. In an industry where objectifying women is the road most often taken, it feels unexplainably good to have a group like Brockhampton to begin shutting that down.