‘Travis Scott’s latest album is not a sequel to ‘Hotline Bling’: Spotify
Austin, TX – “This isn’t a sequel.
This is a different album.”
That was the gist of the statement from Travis Scott’s new album, Travis Scott, his third LP in as many years.
It was released last week.
It’s a pretty remarkable statement.
Travis Scott is the first rapper to claim a new album was a sequel, not a follow-up.
But as a rapper, Scott is probably most famous for the way his music is often referred to as “Travis.”
That means it’s an album where Travis is the sole creator.
He’s been that way for the last 15 years or so, and for good reason.
Travis has always had the power to create a single-artist, one-album album.
But with Travis Scott he’s also had to rely on artists to take the reins.
The new album features Travis on piano, drums, bass and guitar.
It’s an expansive sonic palette, one where Travis creates a sense of space and time and place that feels very contemporary, very contemporary.
But Travis has never been known for making music in the studio.
It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that he took the leap, releasing his debut LP, Hotline Blings, as an EP.
Travis told Rolling Stone, “I was in a studio for about two months with a bunch of friends.
It took me about two years to write a song.
I was like, ‘Yo, I’m just gonna do this thing, just like any other artist.
This isn’t like a sequel.’
I was just like, let’s just do it and see how it goes.
That’s the way it’s always been, this is just a song I wrote, it was just a concept album, and it’s just a process that’s been going on for a long time.”
As for why Travis Scott decided to use the studio instead of the studio and studio and home recording method, Travis says, “You gotta have the patience and the fortitude to take on the responsibilities that come with a career.
I’m doing this for myself.
This thing is a huge investment.
I’ve invested my life into it.
I can’t just go in the room and write songs and not be able to do that.
I gotta take it on the chin, and if I can be the best version of myself, then I’ll do that.”
As of this writing, Travis is currently on tour with a new EP titled Strictly.
Travis says he’s still in the process of creating the new album.
Travis’ music is the antithesis of the trap-influenced music that’s become a hallmark of the year.
Travis is a rapper who creates soundscapes.
He’s a producer who uses sound to create something unique.
Travis, like Kanye West, is known for his ability to combine sound with visuals and emotion.
This new album is the culmination of that process, and Travis Scott has proven himself capable of it.
It has the potential to be his biggest work yet.