It looks like Travis Scott may be holding the launch of his upcoming album Utopia soon. Over the weekend, eagle-eyed fans of Travis Scott were stunned when they saw the Houston rapper’s Instagram account caption UTOPIA in the bio section. Previously, Travis had removed the word from his bio after the deadly events of the 2021 Astroworld Festival at NRG Park in Houston on November 5.
It’s not clear yet if this is an announcement that Travis is resuming the project. Travis Scott‘s representatives have been contacted, according to the XXL site.
Prior to the Astroworld disaster, Travis had been teasing fans about the Utopia project since the beginning of this year, not saying whether or when it would air.
In the spring 2021 issue of the I-D tensioner, Travis Scott gave information on what to expect from the album;
“I never tell people this, and I’m probably going to keep it a secret still, but I’m working with some new people and I’m just trying to expand the sound,” he told the publication. been making beats again, rapping on my own beats, just putting everything together and trying to grow it really. That’s been one of the most fun things about working on this album. I’m evolving, collaborating with new people, delivering a whole new sound, a whole new range.”
Just a day before his set at Astroworld prior to November, La Flame had released two singles. “Escape Plan” and “Mafia” are an unnamed cameo of J.Cole in the second song.
In an interview with television and radio personality Charlamagne Tha God, the regretful Travis said he wished to heal all those affected by the tragedy.
“Fans come to the show and have a good experience. And I have a responsibility to figure out what happened here,” he stated. “I have a responsibility to figure out a solution and hopefully this takes a first step into us as artists having that insight of what’s going on. And the professionals to kind of surround and figure out more intel—whether it’s tech, whether it’s more of a response, whatever the problem is, to figure out that. [And] in the future, move forward in concert safety and make sure it never happens again.”