“Here we go again!!!” Dean captioned an Instagram post of himself in the studio, tagging Scott.
Dean’s addition to Utopia is significant, as the Donda contributor has mixed and mastered every one of Scott’s albums since 2015’s Rodeo. This, combined with Scott’s recent hints about the album, suggest that it could be in its final stages.
Last month, Scott revealed the meaning behind Utopia’s title in an interview with CR Men.
“Medicine, nursing, being a better person, talking, language, communication—you know, a utopian state. That’s what my album is about,” he said. “You think utopia is a society where everything is good. Health, buildings, architecture—nah. It’s just about proper lines of communication. Because that’s the dystopian shit we’re in right now. It’s all hate, hate, hate, and all of that is drawn from what?”
“Miscommunication, non-communication, non-understandable communication, ignorance to communication,” he continued. “‘I don’t like this person.’ Why? Because somebody told me something to not like this person? Because in history I read to not like this person? Why?”
In February, Scott also said that Utopia will have “a whole new sound.”
“I never tell people this and I’m probably going to keep it a secret still, but I’m working with some new people and I’m just trying to expand the sound,” he told i-D Magazine at the time. “I’ve been making beats again, rapping on my own beats [and] just putting everything together and trying to grow it really.”
See Dean’s Instagram post about Utopia below.