On Thursday, Pharrell Williams went to Twitter and announced his new Travis Scott collaboration, “Down In Atlanta.”
Pharrell Williams and Travis Scott are “Down In Atlanta” for their upcoming collaboration. On Thursday (October 20) the N.E.R.D. frontman tweeted candid of him and Scott cooking up their latest song together, announcing that “Down In Atlanta” is available to pre-save.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) October 20, 2022
Another clip shows Williams and Scott filming what appears to be a music video for “Down In Atlanta,” with a cameo from Williams longtime friend, collaborator and self-proclaimed biggest fan, Tyler, the Creator. The song also follows Williams’ latest collaboration “Cash In, Cash Out” with 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) October 7, 2022
— Our Generation Music (@OGMusicCo) October 5, 2022
Although Williams hasn’t released a solo album in eight years, the last being his Grammy-winning sophomore LP Girl, the rapper-producer reunited with N.E.R.D. in 2017 for their fifth album No One Ever Really Dies. Earlier this month, Williams launched his digital-first luxury auction house and content platform Joopiter, which held a physical store opening in SoHo.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) October 13, 2022
My presence walked around my past while knowing what's coming in the future. Immense gratitude washes over me still. @therulernyc @tylerthecreator @joopiteronline https://t.co/mbaFwMsrue pic.twitter.com/jjPXMOkKcs
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) October 14, 2022
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) October 18, 2022
Travis Scott is easing back into music one year after ten people were killed during the 2021 Astroworld Festival in Houston. Earlier this year, Scott performed his latest solo songs “Mafia” and “Lost Forever” during the 2022 Billboard Music Awards, which will presumably appear on his fourth studio album Utopia. This week, the rapper settled a Astroworld Festival lawsuit which was filed on behalf of 120 clients, including 21-year-old Axel Acosta, who died during the fatal crowd surge. Per Houston’s KPRC-TV, a medical examiner listed Acosta’s death as “compression asphyxia.”