The days leading up to an album’s release are typically reserved for artists to drop breadcrumbs and teasers to heighten anticipation. Fans of BROCKHAMPTON were in for a surprise when the group unveiled the release date for SATURATION III with a fine print line that read “The Last Studio Album by BROCKHAMPTON” but in a new interview with Zane Lowe, BROCKHAMPTON revealed they were just trolling fans.
“It’s funny because we make all of our albums at our house,” Abstract joked, laughing at the fact that “studio albums” — in the literal sense — are created in a studio but their albums are not.
“Doesn’t it make it way more epic, though?” Abstract said. “Like, SATURATION III: The Last Studio Album by BROCKHAMPTON. It seems like more of a moment than just it’s the end of the trilogy or end of the era. Even though everybody knows it’s not really our last album.”
Abstract admitted that he’d be “happy” if it was the group’s final album but believes BROCKHAMPTON isn’t ready to retire just yet. “If this was the last one, I’d be really happy but it also feels like we have more to say. So I don’t think it’s the last one. But at the same time, we do whatever we want in the moment.”
The L.A. boy band recently dropped the visuals for “Boogie,” as well as the 22-minute short film Billy Star.
Listen to a snippet of BROCKHAMPTON’s interview below.
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