BROCKHAMPTON have shared two new tracks, ‘N.S.T.’ and ‘things can’t stay the same’. The normally prolific rap group – which dropped a total of five albums between June 2017 and and August 2019 – had stayed relatively quiet since the release of their downbeat album GINGER last year, having only put out a remix of highlight ‘SUGAR’ featuring Dua Lipa back in March.
The two new songs made their debut on May 8, during a surprise livestream under the name Technical Difficulties Radio. BROCKHAMPTON ringleader Kevin Abstract also announced that the group has two new albums on the way, to be released this year. He also said they are planning to release new non-album tracks every Friday.
‘things can’t stay the same’ features Kevin Abstract and Matt Champion singing atop a chipmunk soul sample of ‘Trouble Will Find Me’ by Amnesty, while ‘N.S.T.’ features Abstract, Champion, and Bearface, as well as a rare verse from producer Jabari Manwa. The “technical difficulties” tag sampled in both songs is taken from an unreleased 10-minute Big L/Jay Z freestyle.