BROCKHAMPTON’s GINGER Is Chaotic and Great

BROCKHAMPTON released their fifth studio album, GINGER, and while jam-packed with chaos and genre-bending singles, the album feels relevant, eccentric and expressive of who they are.

It’s not easy to explain who BROCKHAMPTON is — with so many members, personalities and musical styles to keep track of, “the best boyband since One Direction” is undeniably changing the way music is categorized, criticized and appreciated.

And following the structural changes that ensued following the departure of founding member, Ameer Vann, GINGER encapsulates where the band finds itself in music and in life.

Where the Saturation trilogy felt like musical and creative vomit (in the best sense of the word), GINGER feels more thought out — each toss and turn on this album feels intentional.

GINGER gradually tells a story — of heartache, growth and moving forward.

It finds its peak with DEARLY DEPARTED, a song that garnered attention for how raw and emotional it is — it ends with Dom McLennon yelling out of anger and frustration and what sounds like him throwing something out of frustration.

Pass the weight off to your friends and never face the truth / Because you never learned how to be a man / And it’s not my fault, and it’s not my problem anymore / That’s just where you stand / That’s just who you are / That’s your cross to bear

So with everything, what are the three defining songs off of GINGER? SUGAR, BOY BYE AND ST. PERCY.

Each of these songs feels like a defining moment for the band — each feels central to the GINGER era.

And seeing as the group is set to tour this fall (with the wonderfully titled “Heaven Belongs To You” tour), we cannot wait to see what the setlist looks like.

Interested in seeing your new favorite self-defined boyband on the road? Check out the dates:

October 26 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Forum
October 27 – Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater
October 30 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Union Event Center
November 1 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
November 3 – Las Vegas, NV @ Day N Vegas
November 5 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
November 8 – Palo Alto, CA @ Frost Amphitheater
November 9-10 – Los Angeles, CA @ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival
November 13 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre
November 14 – Dallas, TX @ The Bomb Factory
November 15 – Austin, TX @ ACL Live at The Moody Theater
November 17 – New Orleans, LA @ The Fillmore
November 19 – Miami, FL @ The Fillmore
November 20 – Altanta, GA @ Coca-Cola Roxy
November 22 – New York, NY @ Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden
November 24 – Boston, MA @ Agganis Arena
November 25 – Washington DC @ The Anthem
November 27 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
November 29 – Toronto, ON @ Coca-Cola Coliseum
November 30 – Detroit, MI @ Masonic Temple
December 3 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
December 4 – Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
December 6 – Chicago, IL @ Aragron Ballroom
December 9 – Denver, CO @ The Mission Ballroom
December 13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Hollywood Palladium

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Written by Gloria

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