Los Angeles, CA – Travis Scott has released his highly anticipated fourth studio album, Utopia. The album was released through Cactus Jack and Epic Records and features guest appearances from a plethora of stars including Beyoncé, Drake, 21 Savage, Young Thug, SZA, Swae Lee, Future, James Blake, Pharrell, Playboi Carti and more.
Ahead of the album’s release, Scott shared the lead single, “K-POP,” a collaboration with Bad Bunny and The Weeknd. Music from Utopia is also featured in Scott’s new film, Circus Maximus, which premiered at select AMC theaters beginning on Thursday night. The Houston native wrote the movie and co-directed it with Gaspar Noé, Nicolas Winding Refn, Harmony Korine, Valdimar Jóhannsson, and Kahlil Joseph.
Scott was also set to promote Utopia with a livestream event at the Pyramids of Giza in Egypt, which was eventually canceled by Live Nation Middle East due to “complex production issues” on Wednesday. However, Scott has announced that the concert will happen at a later date.
Scott shared his excitement for Utopia in a series of tweets: “Can’t wait to ride with yallll on thursday at midnight nahhh for realllll make sure the speakers ready ya.” He later added, “Cant believe it’s been this long since. But im amped out of my mind. I’m actually ready to run thru wallls today.”
Travis Scott’s New Album Utopia Receives Mixed Reviews
Travis Scott’s latest album received a mixed response from fans. While some fans compared it to his previous LP, Astroworld, others acknowledged the influence of Kanye West on the album.
One fan enthusiastically exclaimed, “THIS IS TRAVIS SCOTT’S MBDTF,” drawing a comparison to Kanye West’s iconic album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Another fan expressed their desire for a collaboration between Travis Scott and Kanye West, stating, “After listening to Utopia, I think it’s safe to say we need a Travis Scott and Kanye West collab album.”
Amidst the varied opinions, a fan praised Travis Scott’s artistry, saying, “Travis Scott is putting on a masterclass right now, and some of y’all were saying he fell off,” accompanied by laughing emojis.
Another fan chimed in, applauding Travis Scott for surpassing the allegations of being washed up with the release of this album, showcasing his continued relevance and creativity.
“Utopia” is Travis Scott’s first full-length since the crowd crush at his 2021 Astroworld music festival that left 10 people dead and thousands more injured. Last month, a grand jury declined to criminally indict Scott for the deaths at Astroworld.
What are your early thoughts on Utopia?