Merlyn Wooden of BROCKHAMPTON has launched a brand new single “GREEN LIGHT.” The track marks his first solo launch for the reason that boy band introduced their “indefinite hiatus” and closed out their ultimate present at Coachella in April.
The Houston rapper, who’s credited right here as MERLYN!, exhibits he’s able to push full-speed forward on the adrenaline-boosting reduce. It catches him tearing out prefer it’s “Motherfucking go-time” and dealing with each opposition with a “flip it up” mentality. The hard-hitting monitor was produced by frequent collaborator and producer CONNIE, who additionally teamed up for his 2021 single “S.Y.Ok.”
The accompanying music video, directed by Miggy Jasper, is stuffed with contradictions befitting the often-eccentric rapper, from his eye-catching ski masks on a transparent, sunny day to the fixed cutbacks to Wooden flexing over a comfy front room couch with stacks of chips and an empty Nintendo N64 console. In an idea that follows his capability to improve the whole lot from his garments to his automotive to his companionship, Wooden appears to have embraced the theme of transferring onwards and upwards to higher issues. Watch it beneath.
In keeping with a press assertion, the track and video are the primary in a set of 4 to be launched every week main as much as one thing massive on June twentieth.
Earlier this week, Wooden overvalued the discharge on Instagram, posting: “My pores and skin is tingling im so excited. This that anticipation proper earlier than the LIGHT TURNS GREEN in a very powerful race in your LIFE. I put my coronary heart, soul and sweat on this and that i hope you get pleasure from it immensely.”
The BROCKHAMPTON member has garnered recognition for his solo output for the reason that Austin, Texas collective’s mainstream breakout second in 2015 and has all the time been a standout vocalist for the group by nature; the Consequence assessment of BROCKHAMPTON’s 2017 effort Saturation III even went so far as referring to him as “their Busta Rhymes.”
BROCKHAMPTON’s abbreviated farewell tour in 2022, which condensed a full European leg right into a two-night headlining finale at London’s O2 Academy Brixton in February, won’t be the final we’ve heard of the band. They’ll seem subsequent on the Jack Antonoff-produced Minions: The Rise of Gru soundtrack coming July 1st.
“GREEN LIGHT” Paintings: