Travis Scott’s eagerly anticipated album “Utopia” has finally been released. Beyoncé is featured on the track “Delresto (Echoes),” while Drake has a spot on “Meltdown.” The song “My Eyes” includes both Justin Vernon from Bon Iver and Sampha. “Modern Jam” co-produced by Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo from Daft Punk. SZA and Future feature on “Telekinesis,” and Kid Cudi is on “Looove,” a track that also gives credit to Pharrell. You can listen to the album below.
In addition to his collaboration with Bad Bunny on the previously dropped single “K-Pop,” the Weeknd and Swae Lee contribute to “Circus Maximus.” “Fe!n” boasts the talents of Playboi Carti and Sheck Wes. Young Thug and India.Arie are present on “Skitzo,” Dave Chappelle can be heard on “Parasail,” and Westside Gunn shows up in “Lost Forever.” James Blake, Metro Boomin, the Alchemist, Boi-1da, Kanye West, Vegyn, among others, also have credited contributions on the album.
The release follows a chaotic week for the artist, who had originally planned to debut new songs from “Utopia” at a live-streamed concert from the Pyramids of Giza. However, on July 26, the event was canceled due to intricate production problems, just eight days after Scott refuted a cancellation rumor. The performance is expected to be rescheduled, though no date has been specified yet.
During the Rolling Loud Miami festival on Saturday (July 22), Scott confirmed that “Utopia” would be released the following Friday. He also premiered a trailer for the movie “Circus Maximus,” which he co-directed alongside Kahlil Joseph, Harmony Korine, Gaspar Noe, Nicolas Winding Refn, and Valdimar Jóhannsson. Despite the appearance of an A24 logo on the official movie poster, the production company later clarified it had no involvement in the project.
This is Scott’s first full-length album after the 2021 Astroworld music festival in Houston, a tragic event that police labeled as a “mass casualty incident” due to eight fatalities and numerous injuries. Although Scott was not indicted by a grand jury over the incident, he and Live Nation Entertainment continue to face several ongoing lawsuits.
Prior to the festival, Scott had released two new tracks. His previous studio album, “Astroworld,” dropped in 2018, following 2016’s “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight.” In 2020, he released “Jackboys,” a compilation that showcased artists from his Cactus Jack record label.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Travis Scott Utopia Release
Who are the featured artists on Travis Scott’s album “Utopia”?
“Utopia” features an array of high-profile artists such as Beyoncé, Drake, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon, Sampha, Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, SZA, Future, Kid Cudi, Pharrell, Bad Bunny, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Playboi Carti, Sheck Wes, Young Thug, India.Arie, Dave Chappelle, Westside Gunn, James Blake, Metro Boomin, the Alchemist, Boi-1da, Kanye West, and Vegyn.
Why was Travis Scott’s planned performance at the Pyramids of Giza cancelled?
The performance was called off due to complex production issues, although it is expected to be rescheduled for an unannounced date in the future.
What is the controversy surrounding Travis Scott and the Astroworld music festival?
The 2021 Astroworld music festival in Houston, organised by Travis Scott, was a tragic event where eight people died and several others were injured. Although Scott was not criminally charged over the incident, he and Live Nation Entertainment are facing multiple ongoing lawsuits related to the incident.
What is “Circus Maximus” in relation to Travis Scott’s album “Utopia”?
“Circus Maximus” is a movie co-directed by Travis Scott, and it is also the name of a track in the “Utopia” album, featuring The Weeknd and Swae Lee. Despite the A24 logo appearing on the official poster, the production company later confirmed it was not involved in the project.
What are some of Travis Scott’s previous releases before “Utopia”?
Before “Utopia,” Travis Scott had released “Astroworld” in 2018, “Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight” in 2016, and a compilation featuring artists on his Cactus Jack record label named “Jackboys” in 2020.