Thursday (Aug. 3) marked the fifth-year anniversary of Travis Scott‘s third studio LP, ASTROWORLD. In an interview with RapCaviar, the Houston star reflected on his anxieties prior to the album’s release, which seemed to begin during his groundbreaking performance at 2018’s Lollapalooza Festival.
“When I walked out in Chicago, I just remember the energy that was out there. That’s when I was like, ‘D**n, it might be alright,'” Scott said. “I was at Mike Dean’s crib everyday that week [before] the album [came] out. I was just amped for it to come out. I was amped to perform it for the first time. The show in Lollapalooza, I was extra excited for [it] because I wasn’t able to perform there for so long.”
The Cactus Jack founder continued, “I didn’t know how it was gonna be perceived… Afterward, I remember I had a listening party and I was like, ‘D**n.’ It was me listening to it, like, for the first time with everybody. It just felt real. At [that] moment with Lollapalooza, I was just like, I think people could understand what I’m trying to do musically. This album was kinda like what people really f**ked with. This [was] the album that people understand. It’s kinda crazy.”
Last Friday (July 28), fans were treated to ASTROWORLD‘s official follow-up, the 19-song UTOPIA, which boasted a wealth of collaborations from the likes of Drake, Young Thug, SZA, The Weeknd, Bad Bunny, Beyoncé, Playboi Carti, Westside Gunn, and Kid Cudi. As previously reported by REVOLT, Scott’s latest is expected to overtake the No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 with a projected 400,000 first-week album-equivalent units sold, with more than half of that figure in streaming. ASTROWORLD debuted at the top of the aforementioned chart with 537,000 units.
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