After much hype and anticipation, Travis Scott has released his album UTOPIA to the masses. The set brings several tracks and an abundance of features — including Drake, The Weeknd, 21 Savage, Kid Cudi and SZA. However, the biggest talk of the album has to be his track “DELRESTO (ECHOES),” which features none other than fellow Houston native Beyoncé.
The Houstonians get into it over production from Hit-Boy, Alan Ritter, MIKE DEAN and Bey and Travis themselves. The quintet creates a dark, gritty electronic rhythm that combines the aesthetics of the pair’s most recent efforts. It gives the two of them (along with Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon) the chance to talk their ish while also speaking to the paranoia that comes along with fame.
“Statues in the next room / Billions in escrow / Bulletproof the whole thing / Ignore the dress code,” Beyoncé kicks off. “Step into the ballroom / So hard to let go / Things that never give life / I can see the echoes.”
Travis Scott later chimes in with an important verse, rhyming, “Drivin’ reckless through a storm and / ’Cause you a breakfast in the mornin’ / My nights is abnormal, advice ain’t informal / I didn’t try to warn you before they went and swarmed you / The height we made is paranormal / We shake and wake up to paranoia.”
“DELRESTO (ECHOES)” isn’t the only interesting moment to be found on UTOPIA, but it is going to be the most talked about. Join in the conversation when you take a listen to the track and full album below.