BROCKHAMPTON Recruits Dominic Fike and Lil Nas X for their “COUNT ON ME” Music Video

BROCKHAMPTON Recruits Dominic Fike and Lil Nas X for their “COUNT ON ME” Music Video

BROCKHAMPTON Recruits Dominic Fike and Lil Nas X for their “COUNT ON ME” Music Video

The group’s second single off the album gets the grainy footage treatment

The group’s second single off the album gets the grainy footage treatment

Text: Ahad Sanwari

Hip hop group BROCKHAMPTON, on the heels of the release of their second to last album Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine, has dropped a music video for the album’s second single, “COUNT ON ME.” And instead of featuring any of the members of the band themselves, the video recruits two other familiar faces in Dominic Fike and Lil Nas X.

The song, a love song where the artist reassures their significant other that things will be okay and they can “count on me,” is reminiscent of some of the 90s best known R&B tracks in style (we have more to say in our weekly New Music Round-Up). The track also features uncredited vocals from A$AP Rocky and Shawn Mendes.

If that much star power wasn’t enough, the group enlisting Fike and Lil Nas for the song’s music video should do it. This isn’t Fike’s first time collaborating with the group, who featured a video of him and his song “3 Nights” on their YouTube channel titled “This is Dominic Fike.” This is, however, Lil Nas’ first release outside of the cultural moment he was (and still is) having with “Montero (Call Me By Your Name).”

But in the Dan Streit and Kevin Abstract directed video, things take a whole new turn. The grainy footage video starts with Fike and Lil Nas driving through a wooded area, talking about their favorite bands. They eventually walk through the woods, where the area around them starts distorting. And their faces. And bodies. And…pretty much everything else. Eventually, the two become lovers, kissing in a lake as they start to submerge. The latter half of the video cuts the song for a Spanish interlude, while their bodies intertwine in a surrealist, claymation fever dream. Most of the video goes by like an acid trip, a sentiment the two starring in it manage to pull off pretty well.

Listen to “COUNT ON ME” below.

Credits: Image courtesy of BROCKHAMPTON on YouTube

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