They’re currently on tour here for Listen Out festival and a run of extremely-sold-out headline shows and BROCKHAMPTON truly are maximising their time in Australia – they bloody well went and shot an entire video clip in Melbourne. In an hour. Yesterday.
Proving themselves to really be the hardest working boyband in show business, Kevin Abstract directed the one-shot video on Bourke St in Melbs for their latest single ‘SAN MARCOS‘ off the album they dropped on the weekend, iridescence. Named after the town that the band formed in, ‘SAN MARCOS‘ is probably one of the most emotional, and genre-blending/challenging tracks on the album. It’s got some serious early-00s emo going on there with the guitars and it swells into this heart-bursting crescendo of strings and vocals. A sound we’ve not really heard from the 14-piece collective before, but the fans are still goin’ hog wild for it.
Known for crowd-sourcing a lot of the extras in their clips, the US act gathered a bunch of dedicated fans to an alley to sing and record the choir vocals for the video, overlaying the vocals of the London Community Gospel Children’s Choir that’s featured in the track singing “I want more from this life than this, I want more, I want more.”
The clip itself features Kevin Abstract, Matt Champion, Joba, bearface, Don McLennon performing their individual parts as they wander down the street, dropping into a local Tatts/newsagent, before panning to the excited gang of youths in the alley and Merlyn Wood jumping in on the choir vocals at the end. Bless BROCKHAMPTON. BLESS. EM.
Peep the whole thing below, and lucky you if you’ve nabbed tickets to catch this absolute powerhouse of creativity in the flesh.
And if that’s not enough visual creativity for you, the band is premiering their new doco The Longest Summer In America this week while they’re in Sydney.Image: Instagram / @brckhmptn