Kevin Abstract Talks Weekly Therapy With Shia LaBeouf, Teases New Brockhampton Music

Kevin Abstract
Ashlan Grey

Kevin Abstract

Brockhampton frontman Kevin Abstract opened up to playwright Jeremy O'Harris in GQ's Pride-themed digital cover story. In the in-depth Q&A published June 24, Abstract elaborated on the hip-hop boy band's upcoming album and joining a weekly therapy group with Shia LaBeouf.

"Every Friday at my house, we do this thing called Friday therapy. I invite a bunch of artists from L.A., and we sit in my kitchen," said Abstract, whose gatherings have amassed up to 40 people. "One by one, we go in a circle and say what our week looked like. It's taught me a lot."

LaBeouf guides the weekly sessions, which explore issues faced by artists living in Los Angeles. "[LaBeouf is] 10 years older than me, so the advice he has is fucking crazy," said Abstract. "It's really healthy to have someone like that in my life." The rapper, who recently released his solo EP ARIZONA BABY, also credited LaBeouf for sparking his interest in acting. 

The 22-year-old also teased a new Brockhampton project (a summer "feel-good" album, according to Abstract). While the group isn't formally living together anymore, this doesn't mean they aren't working together as closely. "We have this house called the Creative House, which is turning into the Brockhampton house all over again," said Abstract. 

Read the interview in full over at GQ.