Director: Kevin Abstract
Brockhampton had an incredible year. With three albums, two sold-out tours, and a meteoric rise, the boy band came a long way in a very short amount of time. One of the most impressive elements of their success is a series of low-budget videos that see them flaunting their creativity. “Star,” “Gummy,” and countless others all had us excited for the projects that would follow—but none of them hit quite as hard as “Junky.”
Directed by Brockhampton’s own Kevin Abstract, the “Junky” video is confrontational and intimate, offering an up-close look at each and every member. This thing has so many inspired images: Kevin covered in gold, Merlyn rapping into a handheld mirror, Joba confronting the voices inside his head. But what makes the “Junky” video so exceptional—besides how much mileage they got with limited resources—is that it’s just as hard as the song itself. If anyone ever asks who Brockhampton is, this is a good place to start.