Earlier this month, Travis Scott promised new music during a stop on his Birds Eye View tour. In a live freestyle, he rapped, “Dropping new music in a few days / About to go crazy for a few days.” Now, the Houston rapper has delivered on his promise with three new songs: “A Man,” “Butterfly Effect,” and “Green & Purple,” the last featuring a verse from Playboi Carti.
“A Man” is the most club-ready track of the three, opening with an infectious beat and slinky melody line. The hook is vaguely reminiscent of The Weeknd’s “Reminder.” “Butterfly Effect” sounds more like one of the hazier cuts off Scott’s last album Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight. The instrumental is dreamy and seductive, as Scott’s gritty AutoTune’d vocals swim through layers of delay and reverb. “Green & Purple” features a verse from Playboi Carti — their voices blend together decorously over the bouncy trap beat.
These three tracks seem to be just the beginning of new music from the rapper. In a recent interview with GQ, he said, “The Quavo album is coming soon. I’m dropping new music soon. You know how I do it though: I like surprises.” He was also recently featured on a new song from SZA entitled “Love Galore,” from her highly-anticipated album, CTRL.
Scott has been turning up on his tour. At his birthday show at NYC’s Terminal 5, fans were jumping off the venue’s balcony — one of which was injured. And earlier this week, Scott was arrested in Arkansas for inciting a riot at his performance. TMZ also reported that he was charged for endangering the welfare of a minor and disorderly conduct.
Scott will go on tour this summer with Kendrick Lamar. He will be joined as support by D.R.A.M. Check out the full list of tour dates here.