Travis Scott blesses fans with his first solo album release in two years, Astroworld.
The highly anticipated album was announced in May 2016 by the American artist and the title comes from a now extinct theme park in Travis’ hometown, Houston, Texas. The critically acclaimed album cover was shot by photographer David LaChapelle who specialises in surrealist art.
Supported by his 2016 single “Butterfly Effect”, the 17 track long LP stays true to Scott’s autotuned trap sound. Travis sings and raps over instrumentals provided by big-name producers such as Boi-1da, Murda Beatz, Sonny Digital and Hit-Boy who have produced hits for Drake, 2 Chainz and Jay Z.
Travis also lends his own production skills to numerous songs on the album including “Astrothunder” and “R.I.P Screw” featuring Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee.
In usual Travis Scott style, the features on the album are uncredited. Astroworld sees special appearances from artists like Drake, The Weeknd, Pharrell, 21 Savage, Juice Wrld, Migos and a rare cameo from R&B singer Frank Ocean.
The album is a balance of club-ready bangers like “Sicko Mode” and “No Bystanders” with slower trap tunes such as “NC-17” and “5% Tint”.
The third solo studio album from Travis Scott comes after the release of his collaborative project with Quavo, Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho in 2017 and Scott’s last solo album, Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight released in 2016.
Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight topped the American Billboard 200 album charts and housed the successful singles “Pick Up the Phone” featuring Quavo and Young Thug and the sleeper hit “Goosebumps” featuring hip-hop heavyweight Kendrick Lamar.
Astroworld comes after the birth of Scott’s first child Stormi with reality television star Kylie Jenner. The two announced their new arrival in February via an Instagram post and a YouTube vlog.
Listen to Astroworld on Apple Music and Spotify below.