Travis Scott Says ‘Utopia’ Will Feature a ‘Whole New Sound’

Written by on February 23, 2021

Utopia is coming.

As he gears up for the following chapter of his profession, Travis Scott covers the Spring 2021 concern of i-D, which was photographed at his residence in Los Angeles by Spike Jonze.

The 28-year-old Houston rapper has stored a good lid on particulars, however he opens as much as considered one of his favourite administrators, Robert Rodriguez, in regards to the highly-anticipated follow-up to Astroworld, a few of which he has been recording in Mexico.

“I by no means inform individuals this, and I’m most likely going to maintain it a secret nonetheless, however I’m working with some new individuals and I’m simply attempting to increase the sound,” says Travis. “I’ve been making beats once more, rapping alone beats, simply placing all the pieces collectively and attempting to develop it actually. That’s been one of the vital enjoyable issues about engaged on this album. I’m evolving, collaborating with new individuals, delivering a complete new sound, a complete new vary.”

Travis, who says he’s been “far more productive” throughout the pandemic, has been difficult himself to push the envelope. “It’s by no means about repeating myself, I’m simply attempting to make the following saga… every album is sort of a saga,” he provides. “There’s a lot extra floor I can cowl, and I wish to cowl it, and I really like the problem of it. I wish to make a fu**ing new sound. I would spend days banging my head in opposition to a wall attempting to determine it out, however as soon as I do it, it’s like final ecstasy.”

He additionally credit his daughter Stormi, who joined her dad for the picture shoot, for influencing his music. “Fatherhood influences my job. It has a big impact. It’s a serious inspiration, you already know what I’m saying? Particularly Storm, she’s simply performing like a child. She’s all the time , she catches on and learns issues and adapts to issues so quick.”

He stopped wanting revealing a launch date for Utopia, solely saying that it’s “coming quickly.”

In the meantime, Travis stays busy along with his different ventures together with his CACTI Agave Spiked Seltzer, which launches March 15. He’s additionally hoping to deliver again his Astroworld pageant “round November.”

i-D’s “The Utopia in Dystopia Situation” will likely be out there worldwide Feb. 25. Earlier at present, La Flame celebrated the journal’s launch with followers at his i-D x Cactus Jack pop-up newsstand on Fairfax Ave. in L.A.

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