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As promised, Kevin Abstract has delivered his third solo album, ARIZONA baby. The full-length project is stacked with 11 tracks and features special contributions from Jack Antonoff, Dominic Fike, and Ryan Beatty along with BROCKHAMPTON members Romil Hemnani, Joba, and bearface.

“So many therapists in Hollywood. Maybe I should be spilling my life story to a stranger watching a clock, but I’d rather talk through music,” he said in a press release. “You bring the audience along this journey where you both walk the line of not knowing what’s real and what’s fake. The duality of the American Dream. Everyone thinks I’m morally righteous because of a few headlines. Duality. Call your dad and tell him how he made you feel, Ian. This is the sweet spot between self-discovery and celebration. The space beneath the circuit board of emotion. This is ARIZONA BABY.”

A few days ago, Abstract revealed that Lana Del Rey’s single “Venice Bitch” was a major inspiration for the ARIZONA baby hence all of the material being co-produced by Antonoff. “We used live instruments for almost every song fucking nuts jack is a wizard,” he tweeted. “And thank u jaden walker for showing me Venice.”

ARIZONA baby follows 2016’s American Boyfriend: A Suburban Love Story and his 2014 debut MTV1987. Scroll down to stream the LP in its entirety.

Words by Sydney Gore
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