It’s rare to discover a full-fledged artist but Kevin Abstract, the frontman of hip-hop boyband Brockhampton, is just that.
After releasing his acclaimed debut album MTV1987 in 2014, the 20-year-old has returned with a new song entitled “Empty,” which also has been paired with a cinematic visual he directed. With his suburban Texas upbringing serving as Anytown, USA, he captures his Gen Y life with lyrics like “I hate my yearbook photo/ I hate my passport/ I hate my last name/I hate everything it stands for.”
For the visual, Abstract also teamed up with Michael Uzowuru, who has worked with the likes of Frank Ocean, Earl Sweatshirt and Vince Staples.
With “Empty” being just a first taste of his forthcoming album American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story, it’s a great indicator of the greatness to come from Abstract whose uncompromising point of view speaks volumes.