Many people do not know the band Brockhampton or how they even began; but one thing is for certain, if you hear one of their songs, you are certain to be hooked.
In , the founder of Brockhampton , Kevin Abstract, posted to a forum board looking for members to join his musical group. The name ultimately came from the street Kevin Abstract grew up on in Corpus Christi, something not many people know. Like many groups just starting out, Brockhampton did not start with tons of money and supporters; they had to work for it. For Saturation II, we made 80 or 90 new songs and put out And for Saturation III, we made 60 or 70 new songs, and 15 made the cut.
They created over songs and only released 48 songs because that is what they thought was acceptable. To make this accomplishment even greater, they did all of this in one year; other artists only release one to maybe two albums per year, and Brockhampton released all three albums in one year. Band members even openly state that they are being over worked.
A correlation was made that because of this, the group decided to split up. Beloved member Zayn Malik decided to leave the band, ultimately breaking millions of hearts. Have you ever been on the road for four years? Many people say that they are depressed without actually being depressed, and sometimes people do not even know where depression stems from. Factors that can cause depression include genetics, monoamines, which are brain receptors being reduced by the body , gender, and life events.
Anyone can develop depression. Whether the person is young or old, rich or poor, depression has no limitations. Even people in power such as celebrities can develop depression as well. An example of a celebrity who has a form of depression bipolar disorder is Demi Lovato.
Demi Lovato suffered from her mental illness, which caused her to drink excessively and do drugs, which is what depression can illicit out of people, negative behaviors. Many other artists and celebrities suffer as well. Sometimes they struggle alone, sometimes they let it be known, but it is important to remember that they are people too with real problems. Artists such as Demi Lovato like to dedicate music to their depression as a form of coping and as a way to tell their story. Brockhampton knew the effects of depression and highlighted it in order to relate to their audience, which brought them fame.
A few days after this, while on tour, Kevin Abstract live streamed himself saying that he did not agree with what Vann had said and apologized for not speaking up sooner. While still on tour, the band performed without Vann and left out his parts during their songs until the end of the concert.
The next day, the band announced that they were removing Vann from the group and canceled the rest of the tour. The movement did not slow down after its sudden surge in ; the energy carried into as well. Like Vann, many people in the entertainment industry lost their jobs and have had their careers ruined due to their inappropriate actions and this movement bringing light to their actions.
After many supposed name changes and a long summer, Brockhampton released their newest album Iridescence. Despite losing a member and being written off by many, Brockhampton stuck to what they knew best and produced an album that topped the Billboard in October of , earning , album equivalent units, including 79, in traditional sales, according to Nielsen Music.
Brockhampton had heavy competition to beat in order to achieve that top spot. One of the competitors was Josh Groban, a man who appeared on Broadway, and who sat at No. On top of that, his album was also bundled with concert tickets, making it more appealing to purchase. Minimal knowledge is needed to recognize how amazing an accomplishment this is. Brockhampton released an album into an atmosphere where highly respected musical artists were claiming top spots on the Billboard, and not only were they seeded besides them, they ultimately overtook them.
I know that sounds kinda weird, knowing that we have the number one album in the country right now, but I still know that the possibilities are endless and limitless. I have listened to a few brockhampton songs and they have all been great, it was nice to learn about the history of this band. They are a unique band with unique music and I feel like they have inspired many. I absolutely love Brockhampton! They are such a real band and their songs are not all about wealth and greed. They talk about real issues such as mental health, drug abuse, and even the constant disrespect towards women.
I especially liked how you mentioned the removal of Ameer from the group, instead of just highlighting their great moments. This article was very informative. As well as the huge crew diverse backgrounds stand apart from other bands.
This article was very well written. I have never actually heard of this band before. They started with no money and became famous was very impressive to begin with. A lot of bands stop with their carrier because of different reasons, like the lack of money. However, this band, despite all the problems that they had, became one of the best band of the history. I have never heard about this band before, but I always enjoy learning about how bands start. Their passion is what enabled them to make something of themselves and grab their fans attention and approval.
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