Travis Scott released his highly anticipated new album yesterday, Utopia. The album features collaborations and contributions from over a dozen big name artists… including the greatest entertainer of our time, the Queen herself, Beyoncé.
The track is called “Delresto (Echoes)” and while, as usual, because Beyoncé locks her sh-t down so tight, this was a well-guarded secret… but she did leave clues. And the Beyoncé scholars had been paying attention. Here’s the cover art for “Echoes”:
Some of the imagery on the new song has been featured on Beyoncé’s Renaissance world tour. The Beyhive picked up on it earlier this summer:
iâ€™m thinking â€˜america has a problemâ€™— BEY-ZðŸ is ALL UP IN YOUR MIND âŠš Fan Account (@beyzhive) June 28, 2023
- the helmet beyoncÃ© is wearing in the teaser is called the â€˜endless echo hatâ€™
- during â€˜mind controlâ€™ interlude, beyoncÃ© reads a newspaper called the â€˜echoâ€™ moments before she performs â€˜america has a problemâ€™
- the visuals has a news stripâ€¦ https://t.co/9Bkr7EZ4ku pic.twitter.com/g8CupPP4nA
BeyoncÃ© wears â€œendless ECHOâ€ hat in the teaser— BEY-ZðŸ is ALL UP IN YOUR MIND âŠš Fan Account (@beyzhive) July 28, 2023
BeyoncÃ© at a place called the ATLANTIS, â€œthereâ€™s a UTOPIA of people from all over the world on this stageâ€
â€œthe ECHO is being discussed in todayâ€™s summitâ€
â€œthe ECHOâ€ newspaper
BeyoncÃ© on â€œECHOESâ€ from â€œUTOPIAâ€ pic.twitter.com/T9R7BkxAfj
the COWBOY from the KNTY 4 NEWS segment appears on page â€œ29â€ in â€œthe ECHOâ€ newspaper on the cover art of â€œECHOESâ€ pic.twitter.com/G1thWV1Nh6— BEY-ZðŸ is ALL UP IN YOUR MIND âŠš Fan Account (@beyzhive) July 28, 2023
There are layers and layers of this.
â€˜the betty black tourâ€™ on the echo has a lot to unpack— BEY-ZðŸ is ALL UP IN YOUR MIND âŠš Fan Account (@beyzhive) July 28, 2023
we see a hockey game on the screen when beyoncÃ© performs america has a problem
in 2006 @uofnh banned playing ram jamâ€™s â€˜black bettyâ€™ at unh hockey games after complaints from naccp deeming the song offensive to black women https://t.co/75JbxjTVy2 pic.twitter.com/MpCfgyLhcx
As someone said on one of those threads, “welcome to Mother’s mind”.
For a year now we’ve been begging her for the visuals. She’s giving us a whole tour of visuals – and homework!
Speaking of visuals though – as we have seen, Beyoncé’s tour outfits have been changing at almost every stop: custom pieces designed by so many major fashion houses and the most exciting designers in the world. From McQueen to Marine Serre, from Lanvin to Loewe, and Iris van Herpen and David Koma and Fendi and so many more. Just this week in Detroit, it was Pharrell for Louis Vuitton designing exclusively for B and Blue.
Yes, Detroit got Blue. And they loved Blue. This is my favourite moment from her performance – Blue’s mother joining in the chants.
Get ready New Jersey, you’re next.
Yours in gossip,