Metro Boomin is releasing his new album tomorrow! Titled Heroes & Villains, the Atlanta producer has shared the track list for fans. This sophomore album is a follow up to Not All Heroes Wear Capes, which he dropped in 2018. The current project was supposed to come out in November, but Metro had to push it back because there were issues with clearing samples. The album consists of 15 tracks with a few star features. Artists such as Future, Chris Brown, 21 Savage, and Travis Scott all make appearances on the project.
Heroes and Villains
Earlier this week, Metro Boomin debuted his short film for the album. In the short film, rappers Gunna and Young Thug, and legendary actor Morgan Freeman make a cameo. Freeman serves as the film’s narrator. The famous actor is no stranger to working with Metro Boomin. The Atlanta producer himself is no stranger to acting, as well. In 2020, Metro Boomin performed a few skits for his joint album with 21 Savage, Savage Mode II. The film was directed by Gibson Hazard and Atlanta star Lakeith Stanfield plays the villain in the short.
— Metro Boomin (@MetroBoomin) December 1, 2022
Metro released the album cover for Heroes & Villains on Instagram. His album cover is a remake of another classic album. He took Pink Floyd’s 1975 album cover; Wish You Were Hereand made it his own. On the cover of Wish You Were, there is a man shaking the hand of another man who is on fire. It turns out the man is his twin. Metro does the same thing, on one side, he is in a white suit on fire and on the other side he is in a black suit (not on fire). On Instagram, he captioned the photo, “must be 2 sides”, possibly speculating that the album could be a double disc project.
We wish all the best for Metro Boomin as we know he has been going through a lot since his mother was killed this past Summer. On Instagram, he expressed how he is doing, and he says he is “dying slow”, and would not know where he would be without his siblings.
Written by: Brandon Simmons