So as far as I can tell, Saturation III is going to be physical only. This is what they’ve said… they want that and the drafts CD on the boxset to remain a unique physical thing as long as possible. I get that, but it feels like a pretty divisive move. Brockhampton is full of artists who all potentially could go solo. They may have differing opinions about some of the stuff Kevin does–I really hope he’s talking to them and people from outside the group, his social media could really use an editor/PR touch. It’s the “ima fix wolves” problem of artists being able to be completely unrestrained, and not all of them handling that in a way that’s nice for fans. It’s been a problem in music forever–Q-Tip once said that Tribe would never have finished Low End Theory if someone didn’t step in and actually make them stop. Jive essentially stole a draft of the album and made it final.
However, I feel like rising to this level of prominence was always the plan from the beginning. They made a distinct stylistic break from the first Brockhampton album with Saturation and just doused 2017 with music and video content so hot there’s no way they could not blow up on some level. They probably expected to get even bigger. I think it should be easy for anyone in the group to see that they don’t need labels or anyone who would say any sentence containing the phrase “that Brockhampton sound” to infiltrate what they have going on.
Kevin recently did a Q&A and I asked something like “is Brockhampton something that could continue to happen remotely, or is the Factory (their house) vital to the creation process?” He didn’t get to my Q, but I certainly hope I didn’t hit the nail on the head.