In full album mode for their next project, “the best years of our lives”, Brockhampton have been utilizing their new Beats1 Radio show to drop their new singles. Last night, on the second episode of The Things We Lost in The Fire, the hip-hop boyband debuted “1998 Truman” and shared an accompanying video.
This track lives on the more hype side of Brockhampton’s discography, channeling a distorted energy similar to songs like “Heat” and “Boogie”. With that said, “1998 Truman” definitely feels more polished with each member contributing in their own form. Merlyn stands out the most here, and although his appearance on the track may not be that long, it becomes the most lively and memorable section. The most lyrically strong member of the group, Dom McLennon also stands out with a straight-bar verse and one of his best flows yet. The accompanying video feels like one of the group’s most fine-tuned visuals yet, filmed throughout Malibu and LA in their signature saturated, grainy style. You can really see the growth Brockhampton’s had since dropping the videos for Saturation, and while their concepts are just as wild and colorful, they now have more resources to execute these ideas to the max.