Travis Scott has opened up about his latest ‘Utopia‘ album saying that it was initially meant to be a play.
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In a brand new interview with GQ, Scott stated he’d like to put in writing a play sooner or later though he initially thought that ‘Utopia’ was his route into producing this.
“I needed the album to be a play,” he informed the publication. “I used to be attempting to take Broadway — as a result of the factor about Broadway theatres, they’re type of small — I used to be attempting to carry the concept of Broadway to greater venues. Like, both, like, performs in stadiums or performs in arenas, however nonetheless make it really feel like a Broadway invoice.”
He revealed that he met with the playwright Jeremy O. Harris to debate the plans additional.
“I really like Jeremy O. Harris. He’s wonderful. We have been exploring all these totally different concepts. I met with him. I met with a few totally different folks. We simply talked concerning the thought of it occurring. I used to be nonetheless attempting to determine it out,” he stated.
Elsewhere within the interview, Scott has spoke concerning the tragic deaths that occurred at his Astroworld pageant in 2021.
In November 2021 eight folks died at Travis Scott’s Astroworld pageant in the course of the rapper’s set resulting from a deadly crowd crush. Two extra victims handed away within the hospital within the following days and tons of extra have been left injured.
Following the incident, Scott shared that he was “devastated” by the information. “My prayers exit to the households and all these impacted by what occurred at Astroworld Pageant,” he wrote on the time.
Speaking to GQ, the rapper has opened up extra concerning the tragedy, and the influence that had on his newest album. “Making music, you consider issues that go on in life and issues that occur in your life, and also you dial in on issues,” he informed the publication. “That second for households, for the town, , it was devastating.”
He added: “I used to be simply overly devastated”. When requested if he nonetheless thinks about what occurred on the pageant.
“Yeah, I all the time give it some thought. These followers have been like my household. You already know, I really like my followers to the utmost. It has its moments the place it will get tough and…yeah. You simply really feel for these folks. And their households.”