Travis Scott‘s music and his live performance have always been a package deal. While personal listening sessions of Jack’s albums can be intimate and integral, his concert experiences are what elevate his art ten-fold. That is likely why the wait for his upcoming album Utopia has been so extensive.
Looking for a well-timed, appropriate return to the stage that syncs with Utopia‘s arrival, Scott has been making the necessary preparations for his next studio album. Along with a Las Vegas residency coming in September and October, fittingly titled “Road to Utopia,” his performances at O2 in London this past weekend (Aug. 6 & 7) were just the springboard he and his fans needed.
Being practically his first major, headlining shows since the Astroworld tragedy last November, Travis inserted a greatly missed energy into his fans this past weekend, which they gave right back to him as a crowd. Along with performing already released songs such as his Birds in the Trap classic “Pick Up The Phone,” his collaboration with Southside and Future “Hold That Heat” and presumed Utopia promotional single “MAFIA,” he also surprised the entire industry by performing an unreleased track. Currently untitled, the song appears to be borrowed from Kanye West‘s “God’s Country” from 2020, which was initially meant to land on earlier iterations of Donda.
While Kanye no longer appears to be on the song, Travis’ performance of what was previously known as “God’s Country” wowed fans both nights it was performed. Accompanying him to the UK for these shows, Travis’ daughter and girlfriend Kylie Jenner supported the Houston icon along with NBA stars Kevin Durant and James Harden, who have appeared to reconcile following their nasty break-up during their tenure together on the Brooklyn Nets.
Once the weekend wrapped up, Travis alluded to fans that he will now be entering the final stage of completion for Utopia, tweeting that he’d “be back when it’s album time” and captioning an Instagram post with “Now to finish (the album).”
Fans are praying to the hip-hop heavens that they will be able to enter the kingdom of Utopia this fall, but it’s ultimately up to Travis Scott if he wants to usher them in before year’s end.
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