American rapper Jacques Berman Webster II better known by his stage name Travis Scott has released his fourth studio album, “Utopia.”
Scheduled to be released through Cactus Jack Records and Epic Records, “Utopia” will follow Travis Scott’s third studio album Astroworld (2018), and his compilation album JackBoys (2019).
The title of the album was revealed in early July 2020 when Scott uploaded an Instagram post with the caption “Utopia”. Travis Scott further teased the “Utopia” title in a thank you letter on the second anniversary of Astroworld. In October, Scott continued to tease the album in a series of tweets.
Recording for “Utopia” began in 2019 with Scott posting updates throughout recording sessions on social media. In a 2021 interview with i-D, Scott said he has been working with new people while attempting to expand his sound and rapping new beats he has created recently.
In an interview with WWD, Travis Scott described the sound of Utopia, stating “I’m in this new album mode where it’s like psychedelic rock”.
On October 4, 2019, Scott released the single “Highest in the Room”, which was accompanied by a music video directed by David Meyers. “Highest in the Room” debuted at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100, marking the song Scott’s second number-one charted single since “Sicko Mode”.
A remix with Spanish singer Rosalia, and American rapper Lil Baby, the latter which debuted on Scott’s Cactus Jack compilation album JackBoys in December. The song was previously teased on one of Kylie Jenner’s Kylie Cosmetics advertisements.
On June 20, 2020, a snippet of an untitled song, coined “Vision” by fans, debuted on another Kylie Cosmetics advertisement. On July 20, Scott previewed a song with Young Thug titled “White Tee” on the tenth episode of Chase B’s radio WAV Radio.
On September 25, “White Tee” was released under the name “Franchise” featuring Young Thug, and M.I.A., which was accompanied by a music video directed by Scott himself.
“Franchise” debuted at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The following month, it was remixed by Future with M.I.A.’s verse taken out.
In October, Scott previewed a song with 21 Savage titled “Niagara Falls” and Bryson Tiller titled “Blunt Talk” on the twelfth episode of WAV Radio.
At Rolling Loud Miami on July 24, 2021, Scott debuted an unreleased new song titled “Escape Plan”. The song was believed to be another track off Utopia. The song was eventually released as a single on November 5, 2021, along with “Mafia”, which features guest vocals from J. Cole.
The two tracks are speculated to be part of Scott’s upcoming third solo mixtape Dystopia, which would be released before Utopia. The concert that was set to promote Dystopia ended up with the notorious Astroworld Festival crowd crush, that led to more than 10 deaths and hundreds of injuries, sparking worldwide controversies aimed at Scott.
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