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BROCKHAMPTON are back with another captivating visual from their latest album ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE, which debuted last week. This time around, the group enlisted the help of Lil Nas X and frequent collaborator Dominic Fike to star in the trippy new video for “COUNT ON ME.”
The Kevin Abstract and Dan Streit-directed video follows Lil Nas X and Fike’s sunny car ride into an ominous forest. Throughout the first part of the video, the duo chats about the music they’ve been listening to as they blast “COUNT ON ME” through the car’s speakers. Following Fike’s revelation about listening to Radiohead, which Lil Nas X promptly pokes fun at, they are eventually surrounded by thick trees under the moonlight.
As the night continues on, both Lil Nas X and Fike soon become detached from the real world as a series of strong hallucinations engulf them. The bad trip soon brings them closer together as they embrace and descend into the murky water in a nearby lake.
The “COUNT ON ME” video is available to watch below.
Alongside BROCKHAMPTON, “COUNT ON ME” also features vocals from Shawn Mendes and Ryan Beatty. As well, the track was also co-written by A$AP Rocky who is credited under his name Rakim Mayers. “COUNT ON ME” appears on BROCKHAMPTON’s ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE which includes collabs from Danny Brown, JPEGMAFIA and A$AP Ferg among others.
For Fike, the “COUNT ON ME” video isn’t the first time he has collaborated with Abstract. Back in 2019, they teamed up for “Peach,” which appears on Abstract’s album ARIZONA BABY. That same year, Abstract also directed an alternate video for Fike’s song “3 Nights,” off of Don’t Forget About Me, Demos.
BROCKHAMPTON’s psychedelic “COUNT ON ME” video follows up the crazy visual for “BUZZCUT,” their collab with Brown, which was released in March 2021. Similar to “COUNT ON ME,” both Abstract and Streit oversaw the direction of the chaotically colorful “BUZZCUT” video which shows the group transforming into supernatural characters and puking bright green slime among other things.
The “BUZZCUT” video and ROADRUNNER: NEW LIGHT, NEW MACHINE are available to stream below.
Over the past few months, Fike has teased that a new album is on the way. More recently, on April 1, he posted a photo of him on Instagram recording at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City.
Along with working on new music of his own, he also recently teamed up with Paul McCartney to reimagine his song “The Kiss Of Venus,” off of McCartney III. The new rendition of the track appears on McCartney’s upcoming album McCartney III Reimagined.
For the collaboration, Fike completely reworked “The Kiss Of Venus” from a smooth acoustic ballad to the ultimate R&B pop hit. Infusing his own personal sound and distinct vocals, the reimagined “The Kiss Of Venus” incorporates McCartney’s legendary songwriting and Fike’s fresh take on pop music.
McCartney and Fike’s “The Kiss Of Venus” video is available to watch below. McCartney III Imagined arrives April 16 via Capitol Records.
As for Lil Nas X, he is still dominating the charts with his latest single “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name).” Currently, the track is sitting in the coveted top spot on the Billboard Global 200 chart. As well, “MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name)” is No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week after peaking at No. 1 on the week of April 9.
Last month, Lil Nas X dropped a diabolical video for the track, which shows him traveling through time in many different realms. Eventually, Lil Nas X descends into the depths of hell and is welcomed by Satan. During his trip, Lil Nas X twerks on Lucifer before inevitably killing him and crowning himself the new ruler of hell. The fiery visual also features Lil Nas X’s controversial Satan Shoes, a collaboration with New York-based art collective MSCHF that was later recalled.
“Dear 14-year-old Montero, I wrote a song with our name in it,” he writes on Twitter. “It’s about a guy I met last summer. I know we promised to never come out publicly, I know we promised to never be ‘that’ type of gay person, I know we promised to die with the secret. But this will open doors for many other queer people to simply exist. You see this is very scary for me, people will be angry, this will say I’m pushing an agenda. But the truth is, I am. The agenda to make people stay the fuck out of other people’s lives and stop dictating who they should be. Sending you love from the future.”
— nope 🏹 (@LilNasX) March 26, 2021
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