After fans clocked on to Travis Scott teasing his new album title Utopia last summer, Scott has discussed his follow up to 2018's Astroworld with director Robert Rodriguez (From Dusk Till Dawn, Desperado, Sin City) for i-D.

When asked about who Scott has been collaborating with on Utopia, Scott replied, "I never tell people this, and I’m probably going to keep it a secret still, but I’m working with some new people and I’m just trying to expand the sound. I’ve been making beats again, rapping on my own beats, just putting everything together and trying to grow it really. That’s been one of the most fun things about working on this album. I’m evolving, collaborating with new people, delivering a whole new sound, a whole new range."

Discussing his mindset with following up an album as big as Astroworld, Scott said, "It’s never about repeating myself, I’m just trying to make the next saga… each album is like a saga."

Rodriguez went on to ask Scott if he feels pressure following up his last album, leading him to reply, "I don’t feel no pressure, except to keep the fans alive. There’s so much more ground I can cover, and I want to cover it, and I love the challenge of it. I want to make a fucking new sound. I might spend days banging my head against a wall trying to figure it out, but once I do it, it’s like ultimate ecstasy."

Later, Rodriguez asks the rapper about how the coronavirus pandemic impacted his recording process. Scott responded, "It made me way more productive. You know, you’re not doing any shows. You not really doing too much travelling. You in the crib, and I got the studio at home and I have the peace to record all day, you know? Obviously like, you lose a little bit by not being able to travel and, you know, just see the earth."

Scott added at the end of the interview that Utopia is "Coming soon. You can bet that."

Read the full interview between Travis Scott and Robert Rodriguez on i-d.vice.com.