free download ASTROWORLD Album by Travis Scott
Travis Scott sent a message to Apple Music about his third album, playfully attributed to Stormi, his infant daughter with girlfriend Kylie Jenner: “Just BUCKLE UP.” Stormi can’t speak yet, presumably, but the sentiment still rings true for a record named after a closed amusement park in his native Houston. ASTROWORLD delivers its twists and turns via some of Scott’s most personal lyrics yet, unexpected musical arrangements, and a diverse guest list. Frank Ocean pops up on “CAROUSEL” rapping over a muffled loop of the Beastie Boys; “SICKO MODE” features multiple beat changes and Drake halted midverse, playing like some kind of funhouse trip. Other sideshows along the way include Stevie Wonder playing harmonica, James Blake crooning, The Weeknd emoting, and Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker shredding — but the main attraction is still Scott’s life. On album closer “COFFEE BEAN,” Scott tells an unnamed lover, “Your family told you I’m a bad move…plus I’m already a black dude.” At 17 tracks, ASTROWORLDis like any great theme park: There’s just so much to see.
Astroworld contains 17 tracks in total and features guest appearances from Sheck Wes, Drake, The Weeknd, Swae Lee, Nav, Pharrell, & more. Meanwhile, production is handled by a slew of hitmakers, including Mike Dean, Frank Dukes, WondaGurl, FKi 1st, Sonny Digital, and more.
“It’s a different story. I’ve been through so much different shit. I’ve seen so much different stuff now, its just a different story I have to tell. It’s kinda like a more personal album. I just want people to get to know me and really get to know the rage inside. Really know whats going on with my mental and what I be thinking. How I feel about all types of shit,”
‘A tour of the shadowy theme park that is the Houston MC’s mind.’