Within the two years for the reason that Astroworld Festival disaster, through which 10 individuals had been killed and lots of extra had been injured, Travis Scott has mentioned little or no in regards to the incident. A part of that was out of necessity; apart from an interview within the rapid aftermath (which didn’t go well for him), he spent a lot of the following 12 months out of the highlight, and this 12 months, he centered on rolling out his album Utopia and its promotional tour as effectively as doable — maybe to keep away from a media furor over Astroworld.
However he needed to tackle the catastrophe finally, and it seems he selected a pleasant discussion board to take action: GQ‘s Men Of The Year cover story. Through the interview, he talked about taking a break from music as a result of competition catastrophe and its psychological impression on him.
“Making music, you consider issues that go on in life and issues that occur in your life, and also you dial in on issues. That second for households, for town, you already know, it was devastating. And when it got here to creating, like even ending the album…I obtained again into it most likely like, I don’t know, months and months and months after. And the concept of simply even getting again into music, engaged on music and simply even moving into that, was therapeutic of with the ability to channel a few of the power into manufacturing and sounds and ending it.”
Travis additionally mentioned he was “overly devastated” by the deaths, evaluating the followers to his family. “I all the time give it some thought,” he admitted. “These followers had been like my household. You already know, I like my followers to the utmost… It has its moments the place it will get tough and…yeah. You simply really feel for these individuals. And their households.”
He’s nonetheless addressing the fallout from the competition, as nicely. Whereas a courtroom dominated he would not be charged with any felony offenses in June this 12 months, an enormous mixed lawsuit towards him and Reside Nation from the lots of of victims and survivors continues to be ongoing.