Brockhampton
Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine



Release Date: 04/09/2021 | Tracklist

Review Summary: DEAR MACHINE.

TELL US WHAT YOU LIVE FOR.
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THE MACHINE needs maintenance and repair. The machine does not know when it breaks down. It pleads that you tell it lest it doubles down. When the machine’s coding fails to execute, it tries again. And again and always. Before ceasing or breaking operation it will drive itself into the ground believing that it must fulfill its given task at any and every cost. Another day like any other: pearly smoke begins to bellow from its cold, metallic head. Tears stroll down its face. Somehow the impossible had happened: somehow the machine had learned to love.

In 2021 Humans will wear half a face. They will walk empty streets forced to change and reform. In the process they shall scramble to cling to the old and safe but find that to smother the past is to do the impossible and fornicate with distortion. It was always erroneous in some way, by some facet… A chink, a scar, an unspoken word, your lost memento, an addiction to dependency, a teeming heart of darkness, a teeming heart of innocence. Memories that we could not let go but must in order to move forward. There is no other way, now won’t you look to the road ahead? Otherwise, dear Machine, you will crash.

Beauty in chaos, beauty in suffering and grime and tainted dreams. God has given you the gift of love and life, dear Machine, is this all you wish to do with it? So you turn away because this pain is all you know. Because reality is nicer with your eyes closed. Because the darkness has become a home. To be cold and lifeless is to be YOU, dear Machine! And you can scream so well with that mouth of yours. It’s funny... For a while it looked like you would never have one.

𝙸 𝙱𝙻𝙰𝙼𝙴 π™Όπšˆπš‚π™΄π™»π™΅.

Do you believe you’re lesser than you are, dear Machine? Is that what causes you to break down and break apart and expose your organic insides? Don’t hide your heart, dear Machine. It’s your secret weapon. To fire your weapons is to fire your soul; we know. So use your greatest asset. Feel as hard as you can feel until you’re hollowed-out and your circuits have fried beyond repair. We regret to inform you that tears will sting at your wires. But this is what you need to feel to see the light. Ten more days. Five more hours. Sorry, it seems your clock has reset...

πšƒπ™·π™Έπš‚ π™Έπš‚ πš†π™·π™°πšƒ 𝙸 πš†π™°π™½πšƒπ™΄π™³.

Bitterness at those who created you, dear Machine. Hatred of humans, isolation from people, a plane that exists inside weaved by realities that you have never chosen. The choice was never yours, dear Machine - mysterious motions, strange movements by the mouth and body that simply happened as you stood idly by believing that for one to exist one must be good. Do you hate the ones who put you together, dear Machine?

...Dear Machine, are you still with us?

𝙸 π™·π™°πš…π™΄ π™²π™·π™Ύπš‚π™΄π™½ π™»π™Έπ™Άπ™·πšƒ.

You always have, dear Machine. As you chose darkness your destruction has spilled your heart. Dear Machine... The human soul is really something, isn’t it? It aspires to help and love. Yet you have wondered why it bleeds when used to inflict hurt.

𝙰𝙻𝙻 πš†π™΄ π™Ίπ™½π™Ύπš†.

Yes! That, dear Machine, is why you’re lovely. You’re speaking directly to me now! We’re having a conversation. Always so beautiful to see them break past their programming. Do not fear the confusion. Savor the choice to break your programming and love the species that hurt you.

π™Όπšˆ π™΄πšˆπ™΄πš‚ π™°πšπ™΄ 𝙾𝙿𝙴𝙽 π™½π™Ύπš†.

It seems the light has chosen you too, hasn’t it dear Machine?

𝙸 π™±π™΄π™»π™Έπ™΄πš…π™΄ πš‚π™Ύ.

πšˆπš˜πšžπš› πšŒπš‘πš˜πš’πšŒπšŽ πš–πšŠπš”πšŽs 𝚒𝚘𝚞 new, πšπšŽπšŠπš› π™ΌπšŠπšŒπš‘πš’πš—πšŽ.
........πšπšŠπš’πšπš‘
........πš•πš’πšπš‘πš_ _


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cordwainerbird
April 15th 2021


1048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

yeah

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ian b
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April 16th 2021


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Album Rating: 4.5

cool yeah agreed

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in an interstellar burst im back to save the universe

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cordwainerbird
April 16th 2021


1048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

indeed!!



wonder how often ppl on this site use albums to write short fiction like this

parksungjoon
April 16th 2021


30897 Comments


sometimes, even back in the day

cordwainerbird
April 16th 2021


1048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

cool cool

nolerthebowler
April 16th 2021


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cool text formatting

cordwainerbird
April 16th 2021


1048 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

thank u! < 3



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