This week brings a double treat for Travis Scott’s fans as the rapper announces the release of his upcoming album ‘Utopia’ along with his new movie ‘Circus Maximus’. The film, set to hit theatres this week, will showcase the new tracks from ‘Utopia’, the release date of which Scott confirmed as Friday via a tweet.
Scott teamed up with renowned names such as Gaspar Noé, Nicolas Winding Refn, Harmony Korine, Valdimar Jóhannsson, and Kahlil Joseph for the direction of ‘Circus Maximus’. AMC theaters across the U.S. are set to screen the movie starting July 27, with more locations to be announced. The film trailer can be viewed below.
Contrary to the information on the poster, the film was not produced by A24, as clarified by a studio representative to Newsound. Scott’s representatives have been contacted by Newsound for further clarification.
According to the synopsis available on AMC’s ticket portal, ‘Circus Maximus’ presents a visual extravaganza that takes audiences on a global, psychedelic journey. This voyage is bound together by the pulsating sounds from Scott’s eagerly awaited album ‘Utopia’. The film, which marks a collaboration of global filmmakers, explores the human experience and the compelling power of soundscapes.
Last week saw the release of Scott’s new track “K-Pop” featuring The Weeknd and Bad Bunny. The hype continues with a scheduled livestream event, set to perform amid the ancient Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, to celebrate “the world of Utopia”. This comes as Scott’s first album post the unfortunate incident at his 2021 Astroworld music festival in Houston, which led to eight casualties and numerous injuries.
Before ‘Utopia’, Scott released ‘Astroworld’ in 2018 and ‘Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight’ in 2016. He also launched ‘Jackboys’ in 2020, a compilation album showcasing artists from his Cactus Jack record label.
Apart from his two songs preceding ‘Astroworld’, Scott’s latest lead song was “Franchise”, featuring M.I.A. and Young Thug, remixed by Future in 2020. He has also collaborated with renowned artists like Kanye West, Future, Pharrell, SZA, Trippie Red, Metro Boomin, Drake, and 21 Savage. His latest track debut was at the 2022 Billboard Music Awards.
In 2020, Scott also joined forces with Kid Cudi for “The Scotts”, unveiled during a Fortnite concert. He also launched songs with NAV and Gunna, and another with Migos and Young Thug. His collaboration with Young Thug, “Out West”, included a cameo from Quincy Jones in its music video. Another noteworthy contribution was his song “The Plan”, recorded for Christopher Nolan’s latest movie ‘Tenet’.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Travis Scott’s Utopia and Circus Maximus
When is Travis Scott releasing his new album, Utopia?
Travis Scott announced that his new album, Utopia, will be released on Friday of this week.
What is Travis Scott’s new movie called?
Travis Scott’s new movie is called Circus Maximus, which will showcase the new tracks from his upcoming album ‘Utopia’.
Who collaborated with Travis Scott on the direction of Circus Maximus?
Travis Scott directed the movie Circus Maximus in collaboration with Gaspar Noé, Nicolas Winding Refn, Harmony Korine, Valdimar Jóhannsson, and Kahlil Joseph.
Where will Circus Maximus be screened?
Circus Maximus will be screened at AMC theaters across the U.S. starting on July 27, with additional locations to be announced.
Who are the featured artists in Scott’s new song, “K-Pop”?
The song “K-Pop” by Travis Scott features The Weeknd and Bad Bunny.
What is the special event scheduled to celebrate “the world of Utopia”?
A livestream event is set to take place this week, with a performance in front of the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, to celebrate “the world of Utopia”.
What was Travis Scott’s last studio album?
Scott’s last studio album was Astroworld, released in 2018.