Ahead of this weekend’s Astroworld Festival, Travis Scott has shared two new singles: “Escape Plan” and “Mafia,” the latter of which features an uncredited appearance from J. Cole. The releases mark Scott’s first new music since 2020’s “Franchise.”
Scott teased the two-song release just a few hours earlier with a spooky Instagram post: “FUCK IT LETS START IT UP NEW MUSIC AT MIDNIGHT,” he wrote. The graphic depicts him as a monster of sorts — with menacing eyes, pointed fangs, and oversized elven ears — on the cover of a satirical tabloid magazine called Weekly World Truths. “THE TRUE DYSTOPIA IS HERE!” reads the threatening headline, while the subhead forebodes: “When the end arrives it is really beginning.” Seems pleasant enough.
Scott recently took the stage at a rain-soaked Rolling Loud NYC over Halloween weekend. This weekend, he’ll be back in his hometown of Houston for his 2021 Astroworld Festival, which boasts a genre-diverse lineup including Tame Impala, SZA, Bad Bunny, Lil Baby, and of course, Scott himself.